Jaz is a contemporary dancer and creator based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). She trained in contemporary dance at Unitec, graduating with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts in 2016. After graduating, Jaz became a member of Dance Plant Collective and since then has performed and toured with Dance Plant at a wide variety of festivals, workshops and shows all over New Zealand. Jaz’s choreographic interests lie in creating immersive worlds of absurdity. She has an interest in exploring how bodies and objects can move together to confuse the eye. Jaz is passionate about working with young people in the community and has worked in the not-for-profit sector, coordinating movement workshops for young people. Jaz’s focus for the last few years have been centred around this role and has recently performed with DPC in ‘Light Night’ as part of Auckland Arts Festival.