Jennifer Jackson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey and teaches choreography at the Royal Ballet School. A former dancer and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, she has taught workshops and presented her research into the somatic exploration of ballet at conferences in USA, Australia, Sweden and Japan. Her current performance practice as a mature dancer develops from research into improvisation and somatic approaches to creating with ballet. Her choreography for mature performers, Dancing the Invisible, was given at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford in 2012. Other practice as research includes choreography – Retrieving the Sylph (2013) for Counterpointe a ‘women choreographing on pointe’ initiative, Time Chant (2011) and Other Diamonds (2010) for English National Ballet Department for Learning. Recent performances include Late Work (2012/13) and Making Room (2014). Her writing is published in professional and academic journals including Dancing Times and Research in Dance Education.