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Jenny Ogilvie

Work as director includes: Spell Book & La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola d'Alcina (Longborough Festival Opera); The Burning Fiery Furnace (Scottish Opera); Dr Angelus (Finborough Theatre). As Associate Director: Absolute Hell (National Theatre); The Return of Ulysses (Longborough Festival Opera). Movement direction in opera includes: Carmen (Scottish Opera); Orlando (Oper Frankfurt); Il piccolo principe (La Scala); The Marriage of Figaro (Wuppertal Opera House, ENO); The Cunning Little Vixen (ENO, nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production 2022); La traviata (Longborough Festival Opera); Greek (Hannover State Opera, Opera Ventures at Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Opera and BAM, New York); Orlando (world premiere, Vienna State Opera); Don Giovanni (Nevill Holt Opera); The Turn of the Screw (ENO, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh Festival); Lucia di Lammermoor (Buxton International Festival). Movement direction in theatre includes: A View From The Bridge (PARCO Theatre, Tokyo); Crave, Plenty (Chichester Festival Theatre); Vassa (Almeida Theatre); Hobson’s Choice (Royal Exchange, Manchester); hang, Rutherford and Son,Love and Information (Sheffield Crucible); Midsummer (National Theatre of Scotland); B (Royal Court); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Young Vic).

After early years of dance training, Jenny studied modern languages at university and then trained as an actor, working for ten years in the industry. She then brought together her love of movement and dance and her experience as a performer and completed an MA in Movement Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She now works as a director and movement specialist in the UK and internationally. www.