Jenna Bartholme, owner and director of Exhibit 3 Dance Company, has been training in multiple genres of dance for twenty-six years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from the Conservatory at Point Park University and was a member of the prestigious Lakes Area Civic Ballet for six years. While in college, Jenna was on faculty at the notable Abby Lee Dance Company, featured on Lifetime's "Dance Moms." Jenna has performed works by distinguished, professional choreographers such as Robert Battle, David Parsons, Kate Skarpetowska, Daniel Ezralow, Doug Varone, and was invited twice to perform for the American College Dance Festival Association. Growing up, she was featured in Dance Magazine for her standout auditioning skills and was one out of ten dancers awarded a full scholarship for the "Dance with the Force" program at the EDGE in Los Angeles, California. Jenna discovered her passion for teaching dance after a career-altering injury. She currently has past students attending The Juilliard School, Point Park University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and several others.
Craig Black is finishing his sixth season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The California native was captain of his San Jose high school’s nationally ranked dance team. Craig received his BFA from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance. He won the 2011 Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Craig’s summer programs were at Springboard Danse Montreal, Nederlands Dans Theater, and the Pillow. He is excited to be joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago this fall.
Tess Renaud began dancing in the Chicagoland area. She trained at Visceral Dance Center, (VDC), under the direction of Nick Pupillo, Lizzie MacKenzie, and many others. She has been a part of VDC’s scholarship program, as well as River North Dance Chicago and Luna Negra Dance Theater’s summer intensives.
Tess graduated from Western Michigan University (WMU) with a Bachelor of Arts in dance, and a minor in nonprofit leadership. At WMU, she was a member of Western Dance Project, the Department of Dance’s touring ensemble under the direction of David Curwen. The ensemble performed at venues such as Dance Chicago, Michigan Dance Day, and Oakland Dance Festival. She has had the honor of performing works at WMU choreographed by Monique Haley, Carolyn Pavlik, Jackie Nowicki, and a Loïe Fuller reconstruction of “La Mer.”
Since graduating, Tess has performed the works of various Chicago choreographers including Gil Mata, Joey Hernandez, Nick Pupillo, and Harrison McEldowney. She has performed at multiple festivals including Carnival Choreographers Ball in Chicago, Motor City Movement in Detroit, and at venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago. She completed her 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training at the White Lotus Yoga Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. She has also completed training for hot yoga and restorative yoga. She teaches multiple formats for Corepower Yoga. Tess is currently pursuing a career in teaching, choreography, and grant writing. She teaches and choreographs for many studios and dance teams in the Chicago and Michigan areas, and has held many master classes. Tess is currently on faculty at Visceral Dance Center and is excited to be a part of Exhibit 3 Dance Company!