Jennifer Goggans

Jennifer Goggans, a Kentucky native, holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and performed as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 12 years, acting also as the Assistant to the Director of Choreography during the company’s final Legacy Tour. She has taught Cunningham Technique® classes and staged his works across the globe, notably, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Bayerisches Staatsballet, L.A. Dance Project, the Stephen Petronio Company and the Juilliard School. Goggans has also performed with the Louisville Ballet, Pat Catterson, MOMIX, Christopher Williams, Chantal Yzermans and has appeared as a guest artist with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She also studied fashion design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and has created costumes for Tere O’Connor and RoseAnne Spradlin. Goggans acted as both the Director of Choreography and a performer in Alla Kovgan’s 3D documentary film, Cunningham, which premiered in 2019. Goggans continues to perform as both a dancer and juggler in Gandini Juggling’s Cunningham-inspired piece, Life, for which she also acted as their Cunningham Consultant. Currently, she is the Program Director for the Merce Cunningham Trust.