Monique Jenkinson is a multi-genre artist whose practice is grounded in classical dance training and often uses drag to consider the performance of femininity as a forceful, vulnerable, and subversive act. She has created and performed locally, nationally, and internationally in clubs, theaters, and museums.
As a de Young Museum Irvine Fellow, Jenkinson created a group piece inspired by the work of Jean Paul Gaultier, made space for kids to dress drag queens, and premiered the acclaimed Instrument. She is a current participant in CHIME Across Borders with Tere O'Connor, and her solo Beautility, a site-specific dance for the City Hall staircase, was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award.
- Instrument*, CounterPULSE, 2012
- Making Scenes/Our People, de Young Museum, 2012
- Faux Real*, Climate Theater, 2010
- Luxury Items*, CounterPULSE, 2010 *solo performance
- “Texture, Collage, Pastiche: Materials of a Bodily History for Our People.” Monique Jenkinson & Selby Wynn Schwartz. Society of Dance History Scholars Newsletter, 2012, Vol. XXXII – Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies: Dance & Visual Culture
- BA, Dance & Literature (double major), Bennington College