Yasmeen Awad ’21
I am a director of JCO. I have been dancing since preschool, and my training has always had a strong emphasis on ballet. Nonetheless, I have consistently taken jazz, modern, musical theatre, and tap throughout the years, and even dabbled in hip-hop. My favorite styles are ballet and modern, and I love JCO because it has been wonderful to find a community of dancers who share a similar dance background and passion for dance!
Simran Kadam ’23
I am a director of JCO. I fell in love with dancing when I was three and haven’t stopped. Though I have trained in ballet, modern, limón and jazz, jazz is by far my favorite and most exhilarating style to choreograph and perform. JCO has really been such a wonderful and collaborative community to be a part of. It has given me the opportunity to develop my own style and improve my technique through peer feedback.
Erin Jenson ’21
I am a JCO director and have been a member since JCO’s founding, which was also my first term at Carleton. I have been dancing since I was four years old and have trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. JCO has always been a part of my Carleton experience, and I have loved being a part of this amazing dance community. It has also given me the opportunity to improve my technique and choreography skills as well as perform twice a year for the wider Carleton campus.