Jen Earls: Artist Bio

My name is Jen Earls, and I’m the Founder of Dance for Humanity.

As a Ceremonial Dance Artist, I am deeply passionate about using movement, dance, music and other creative mediums improvisationally in public spaces and via choreographed performances to connect people in nourishing ways to themselves, each other, and our planet.

Through my art, I communicate key concepts around regenerative, Whole Systems Design, which teaches that in order for us all to thrive, we must holistically have:

  1. Personal wellness (of mind, body, heart, spirit)
  2. Social wellness (via conscious, healthy relationships and systems of collaborating)
  3. Economic wellness (via economies of care like gift and circular economies), and
  4. Environmental wellness (via sustainable practices like permaculture and regenerative agriculture)
Jen Earls | About

My Goal as an Artist

My overall goal through my art is to facilitate deeply meaningful, transformative personal experiences; build supportive communities, and have a regenerative social, environmental, and economic impact.

Current Creative Projects


Improvisational Dance in Public for Regenerative Impact:

“Dance Angel”

I set up in public spaces around the world, dancing dedications to support:

  1. Individuals with their emotional and material needs
  2. Groups in need (i.e. survivors of natural disasters or war)
  3. Causes such as social and climate justice issues like increasing regenerative agriculture.

Interactions with public are filmed and shared online to build a community of people who want to support one another and causes for personal, collective and planetary thriving.

Jenn at Fabrica-34

Organized Performances for Regenerative Impact:

“Madre Tierra” (Spanish for “Mother Earth”)

"Madre Tierra" is a ceremonial, fusion dance I created, combining my own intentional movements as well as Salsa & Afro-Latin dance. I perform it publicly to raise awareness of my personal experience as a survivor of childhood cancer linked to environmental pollution to encourage us all to take care of our planet so we can also thrive.

I was deeply inspired by the “Thanksgiving Address”, the central prayer and invocation for the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations — Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora), which reflects their relationship of giving thanks for life and the world around them.

I intentionally choreographed my movements to honor the elements of the natural world, as well as to celebrate both the primal and spiritual nature of being human.

My Professional Experience

Asa Community Dance Leader, Choreographer, and Performing Artist with 14 years of experience, I am passionate about leading community dance gatherings and events that guide dance lovers to connect more deeply, express more freely, and dance with intention - for personal thriving, collective wellbeing and eco-social causes.

I specialize in improvisational, expressive forms such as Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement, as well as Salsa and Afro-Latin Dance.

Influenced by my training and practice of Group Facilitation, Holistic Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation, and Permaculture and Ecovillage Design, I take an intentional, collaborative, whole systems approach to leading dance, community-building and regenerative impact.

Professionally, I've also served as a Holistic Life & Career Coach, Group Facilitator, and Meditation Teacher for more than 11 years, including time spent at MIT and in private practice.

Jen Earls at Beach

Education and Credentials

I strive to leverage all of my education and skills to create a whole systems approach to everything I do, meaning including the wellbeing of individuals, community, society, and our environment.

I holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, M.Ed. from Suffolk University, Four Forces Interpersonal & Group Facilitator Certification, Certificate in Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, and Koru Mindfulness Teacher Certification.

I've also completed the "Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Week 1" course, "Grounding Your Village: Ecovillage & Intentional Community Design" course, and my Permaculture Design Certification.

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