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Jen Roy

Canada - Ontario

Image 1: A white gender-nonconforming person with short brown hair is under their manual wheelchair with their head peeking out. Their chin rests on their hands which are folded on the footplate. Jen is grinning widely. Photography credits to: Chorong Kim, Instagram @whymenfight

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Jen Roy is a wheelchair dancer and performance artist. They co-founded the Cyborg Circus Project with Shay Erlich in 2018. The Cyborg Circus Project has performed original dance work both locally and internationally. The Cyborg Circus Project has also run several community arts and support programs in the GTA. Jen has a diverse teaching practice which predominantly focuses on movement, access, and inclusion. She has taught both locally and within Canada including at educational institutions, community settings, and conferences. Her practice stems from their experiences as a queer, trans, mad, multiply disabled person. They envision a future where disability-justice informed art has permeated the fabric of the arts in Canada.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Craft
  • Dance / Movement Arts

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member

Expertise:

  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Blind or Low Vision
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer