Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!

Jenny Gerena

Scottsdale Community College
Faculty, Mem.
Jenny Gerena is a Phoenix based dance artist and photographer. She is an alumna of Scottsdale Community College, Sam Houston State and Arizona State University, where she received an MFA in Dance in 2016. Currently Jenny serves as Adjunct Faculty in Dance at Glendale CC and Scottsdale CC. She has presented her work at the Florida Dance Festival, Multi-Purpose Project (NYC), Breaking Ground Dance Festival (AZ), BlakTina Dance Festival (AZ), The Dance Gallery Festival (TX & NYC) and most recently at The Phoenix Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition: Teotihuacan City of Fire, City of Water. Jenny’s most recent honor is being named “Best Dancer” by the Phoenix New-Times in the 2018 Phoenix Best Of Phoenix publication, where she was recognized for her woman centric work stating: “Gerena uses the female body to write the poetry of women's strength and solidarity through movement.”