Jacinte is an artist based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work explores embodied practice through performance, choreography, collaboration, and curation, communicating the experience of the body in relation to objects, materials, and people.
Jacinte is Artistic Director and co-founder of SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia) dance, and performs regularly with Mocean Dance. From 2014-18 she was Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, presenting an annual season of contemporary dance workshops and performances in Nova Scotia. In 2016, she was awarded an Established Artist Recognition Award by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council, and a Masterworks Award for her work in Mocean Dance’s “Canvas 5×5” choreographed by Tedd Robinson.
Her choreography ranges from intimate and imagistic to large-scale collaborations with architects, visual artists, radio producers, filmmakers, and musicians. She has worked with many choreographer and collaborators including Serge Bennathan, Cory Bowles, Lois Brown, Sarah Chase, Susanne Chui, Sara Coffin, Guy Cools, Danièle Desnoyers, Denise Fujiwara, Alicia Grant, Liz Kinoshita, Lisa Phinney Langley, Veronique MacKenzie, Liliona Quarmyne, Tedd Robinson, Lin Snelling, Sarah Joy Stoker, Katie Ward, Secret Theatre, and more. From 2015-2019 she was part of the 8 DAYS project, an annual gathering of Canadian choreographers. Jacinte trained at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, she holds a BA from Dalhousie University, and an MFA from NSCAD University. She is currently studying to become a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.