Contemporary Jazz

DENNA THOMSEN was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  Receiving a dance scholarship for her talent, she went on to earn a BA in Dance from Colorado State University.  After graduation, Denna moved to LA to further her studies with Hysterica Dance Company.

She has recently been known for her work with Shia LaBeouf in the music video Fjogur Piano, by Sigur Ros.  Having the privilege of working with acclaimed choreographers and artistic directors including Jamie King, Brian Friedman, Rich and Tone Talauega, Jaquel Knight, Tessandra Chavez, Kitty McNamee, Ryan Heffington, RJ Durrell and Nick Florez, Marty Kudelka, Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone, she has danced for Madonna, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Mya and Kanye West.

She has appeared on numerous television showcases including the Grammys, American Music Awards, David Letterman, X Factor, America's Got Talent, and DIVAS.

She now is the director of her own dance company, AXIOM.  AXIOM is based in contemporary dance incorporating theatrical elements.  She is known for her intense detail of character development.  Denna looks forward to pushing the next generation to rise above.


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