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About CJ

Image Alt Text: Headshot of CJ Jasen, white artist with dark short hair and glasses wearing a jean button-up shirt and dark lipstick.

SAWTOOTH dancers Review:
"[CJ Jasen] displays a sensibility that’s in
off-centered and roomy. Discover this artist."
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

A.O. Movement Collective Review:
"[CJ Jasen] sings, very well.
...[CJ] turns the song 'Piece o
f My Heart' into an exhibition piece of passive aggression. She starts it with urgent sincerity and then develops that manipulatively."
The New York Times


CJ (they/them) is a dancer & singer/vocalizing performance human who has performed in cities across the US, and briefly joined a commercial dance company on tour in Niagara Falls. They studied with such artists as Meredith Monk, Akira Kasai, and Carolee Schneemann before making their own performance in NYC. 

In NYC, CJ has worked as a dancer, singer, and collaborator with Oren Barnoy, the A.O. Movement Collective, and can be seen dancing in Schneemann's 2010 Judson Church retrospective archived at the New York Public Library.


SAWTOOTH dancers, CJ's NYC-based dance troupe from 2007-2016, received funding and support from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Field's Artward Bound Residency in the Catskills, 92nd Street Y Space Grant, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. CJ was a 2014 Artist-in-Residence in Réveillon, South Normandy, France. 

Since 2018, CJ has been in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, CJ's working on a queerobics community class and performance project that was awarded a 2023 Teaching Grant from The Movement Foundation. CJ is also taking lead on organizing the clean air mutual aid project, People's Filter PHL, a community HEPA air purifier borrowing program for event organizers. Click HERE for more info & updates.

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