Jennifer Mabus

Dance Artist


For More about Jennifer Mabus:

“Coming Home” by Nancy Wozney for Arts + Culture Texas

“Coming Home and Sometimes Leaving Again,” a feature on Texas Artists by Nancy Wozny 

“Badge of Honor: SMU Dance Grads Impact Texas Dance” by Nichelle Suzanne for Arts + Culture Texas

Blog and Interview with Houston Public Media’s Amy Bishop:

Multi-Media Performance Aims to Depict Experience as an Alzheimer’s Patient


Excerpts of Reviews:


“Perhaps the most developed work on the program, and certainly the most compelling, came from Jennifer Mabus. Her The Art of Losing, an investigation of memory and the loss of it, proved striking on several counts, but most notably in Mabus’ sophisticated choreography, which accurately portrayed the permeability of the happenings of the human brain…. Mabus’ movement is multi-faceted and fractured, but retains a wholeness that is satisfying to watch. For me, her exploration of the subject matter was the only piece on the program that felt complete and fully realized. This was my first time experiencing her work, and it made me want to see more of it…” Adam Castaneda, the Dance DiSH, February 8, 2015


“Jennifer Mabus’ where the street lamps are broken took a different turn with more athletic and complex vocabulary. Dressed in cream costumes and moving to music by David Lanz and Maya Beiser, the artists traveled with a more frantic sense, being driven by sounds or text spoken by the dancers. Out of the five, it was the most audience-friendly.” Cheryl Callon, Theater Jones, July 27, 2016


“Jennifer Mabus, dance faculty, brought opera to the evening… in “Tempra, O Diva.” Mabus’ choreography simmered with aggressiveness but was coupled with a mature sense of sensitivity. It was chilling in the most satisfactory way. Mabus spent a part of her of summer training with Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, and their intimate control of craft was an obvious influence upon this new work.  It was a great representation of why teachers should continuously be training themselves, because it allows them to bring new styles back to their students, and advance their knowledge.” Danielle Georgiou, Art and Seek, October 11, 2012


“Bruce Wood can do no wrong…. his new work a small dance took Jennifer Mabus through a minefield of emotions. Literally and figuratively she travels from worry and despair to graceful acceptance. “ Margaret Putnam, Theater Jones, February 19, 2012


“Her gestures and movements were funny, seamless and spot-on.” Michael Huebner, reviewing a Battleworks performance for The Birmingham News, January 16, 2010


“What lingers in the memory was a pair of solos by Mabus and Hanlon. Mabus’ expressiveness in Become Yours invited the audience into her love story. “ Danielle Georgieu reviewing an Elle Danceworks performance for The Dallas Morning News, June 19, 2010


“Dallas native Jennifer Mabus gets a different workout in Takademe. The footwork is fast and detailed and her body undulates like an uncoiling cobra.” Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News, March 31, 2007


“Particularly notable were Jennifer Mabus, who must be the Energizer Bunny of the dance world…The tiny, powerful Jennifer Mabus danced the solo Takademe to percussive mouth music by Sheila Chandra. Extended dance solos are hard to pull off, but Mabus was riveting and the choreography, dynamic.” Katie Dobs Arial reviewing an American Dance Festival performance for CVNC, July 11, 2005


“Jennifer Mabus is antic and giddy, but not to the point of abandoning Robert Battle’s aesthetic.   She comes across as living calligraphy, arranging her body with utter clarity-and speed.” Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, March 19, 2005


“Jennifer Mabus’ Chant De Paix,… unspooled like a dream full of mysterious but potent small gestures. The spellbound dancers were a bold Ms. Mabus and a lyrical Janie Brendel.”   Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, October 20, 2004