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Jennifer Kornswiet

Choreographer

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About Me

About Me

Jen Kornswiet is an award-winning choreographer and dance teacher from Orange County, California. She made her Off-Broadway debut choreographing Waiting In The Wings: The Musical at The Theatre at St. Clement's in New York City in Spring 2023, and won the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Award for Best Original Choreography for her work.  Jen has choreographed multiple musical theatre productions including

Cabaret, Newsies, Frozen, Anastasia, Legally Blonde, The Addams Family, Elf, Mary Poppins, and

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.  She also choreographed the world premiere stage adaptation of

Waiting In The Wings: The Musical at The Rose Center Theater.

Jen holds dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees from The Ohio State University in Film Studies and Strategic Communications, and was one of the emerging choreographers selected to be part of the

2019 Broadway Choreography Intensive through Dance Lab New York.

Choreography Reel

Show Clips

There Is Life In Every Cup

The Dinghy Song

Work Experience

Resume

 

Theatre (selection)

Off-Broadway

Waiting In The Wings: The Musical (Dir. Jay Falzone)

The Addams Family (Dir. Joseph Alanes)

Cabaret (Dir. Stephen Gomer)

Waiting In The Wings: The Musical (Dir. Tim Nelson)*

Into The Woods (Dir. Holly Jones)

Little Women: The Musical (Dir. Holly Jones)

Newsies (Dir. Jamie Roberts)

Waiting In The Wings: The Musical (Dir. Ella Wyatt)

Wonderland (Dir. Jared Kaitz)**

Legally Blonde (Dir. Jared Kaitz)

Anastasia (Dir. Jared Kaitz)

Frozen: The Broadway Musical (Dir. Jared Kaitz)**

The Wizard of Oz (Dir. Emily Patterson)

Elf (Dir. Emily Patterson)

Mary Poppins (Dir. Emily Patterson)

High School Musical (Dr. Alexandra Bonsignori)

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Theatre at St. Clement's

Laguna Playhouse

Westminster Playhouse

Rose Center Theater

Musical Theatre Village

Cabrillo Playhouse

Walnut Performing Arts Center

No Square Theatre

Diamond Bar High School

Diamond Bar High School

Diamond Bar High School

Diamond Bar High School

Institute of Theatre Arts

Institute of Theatre Arts

Institute of Theatre Arts

Music Pillars

*World Premiere

**California High School Premiere Production

Music Videos

Halloween Party (Dir. Matthew Sloan)

I Am What I Am (Dir. Katie Drablos)

I Don't Know Why (Dir. Christina Jobe)

Choreographer/Dancer

Assistant Choreographer

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Irvine, CA

Queens, NY

Los Angeles, CA

Theme Parks

Better Together

Parade Performer/Dancer

Disneyland Resort

Teaching

Pacific Ballet Conservatory

Brooklyn Acting Lab

Richter Academy of Classical Dance and Pilates

Maple Conservatory of Dance

Jimmie DeFore Dance Center

Dance Connection

Aliso Viejo, CA

Brooklyn, NY

Aliso Viejo, CA

Irvine, CA

Costa Mesa, CA

Columbus, OH

2017-2019; 2022-2023

2019-2020

2017-2019

2016-2019

2013-2016

2010-2014

Education and Training

Choreography/Dance: 

  • Emmy Award Winner Al Blackstone, Leann Alduenda, Mike Esperanza; 

  • Dance Lab New York Broadway Choreography Intensive – Artistic Director Josh Prince;

  • Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, The Ohio State University, Jimmie DeFore Dance Center, Orange County Dance Center, Sage Hill School; 

  • Styles – Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern, Ballroom

Musical Theatre: 

Cinderella, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Annie, The Wizard of OzSage Hill School: Chris Marshall, Jason Spelbring

Full Length Ballets:

The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Cinderella, Coppélia, Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote

The Ohio State University - cum laude

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications; Video Art Minor

Awards

2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Award for Best Original Choreography

Special Skills

Film editing (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut 7, Final Cut X, Avid); Camera operation (Go Pro, Vitual Reality, Sony EX1, Red, 16mm, 35mm, Sony and Canon DSLRs); Photography/photo editing (Adobe Photoshop); Music editing; Social media marketing; Producer's Assistant; Box Office ticketing systems

Reviews

The choreography by Jennifer Kornswiet is impressive, and the musical numbers are well staged. Several scenes included tap dancing, with a couple stand out numbers including the use of empty cups at a sperm bank to create rhythm, and a musical number on musical numbers complete with Cat and Phantom costumes.

Benjamin Laufer, Hi! DRAMA

Contact Me

Contact Me

jkornswiet@gmail.com

Tel: 949-933-4640

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