Jennifer has spent the last decade in New York City choreographing and asssisting productions on both the stage and screen. Her focus is to create movement that will intricately interpret, enhance, and support a story using a dancer's natural spirit and unique pedestrian rhythm. Her desire is to create new work on a dancer that makes it seem as if it comes from their own vocabularly of movement.... trained dancers, dancing like real people who express individual personality, nuaces, intensity, and weight while utilizing the circumstances, space and time set within the story.
Jennifer was chosen as the SDC Observer under five-time Tony Award Winner, Susan Stroman. This mentorship led her to work extensively through the development of Broadway’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. She has been the Associate Choreographer for such New York theatres as The Prospect Theatre Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and The Gallery Players in which their production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography.
She has been the Resident Choreographer for the New York Film Academy’s movie musicals for the past four years. IT IS WHAT IT IS, a musical short, went on to win "Best Musical Short" at the the New York International Independent Film Festival.
Stage choreography credits include CRAZY FOR YOU, ANYTHING GOES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BYE BYE BIRDIE, THE FANTASTICKS, THE IRON CURTAIN, THE HUMAN COMEDY, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, MONSTER MUSICAL, DIE FLEDERMAUS (assoc.), Film choreography credits include, IT IS WHAT IT IS (New York Independent International Winner for Best Short), GINGERBREAD HOUSE, and LEGION OF GRADS. Her work has also been featured on such websites as Café Regular, Martha Stewart, and Dance Teacher Magazine in which her short dance film was awarded Editor's Choice for the July 2014 Video of the Month.
Name: Jennifer DiDonato
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer and Screenwriter
Featured Dance Short Film - Dance Teacher Magazine - Editor's Choice
New York Independent International Film Festival - Best Musical Short
New York Innovative Artists Award Winner - Best Choreography (assoc.)