Our Founder

Jenny Anne Koppera

Jenny Anne Koppera has her MFA in Drama/Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University, and she is active nationally and internationally in the field of children’s theatre.  In 2010, she received a national AATE Doyle Fellowship Special Recognition Award for her work in the field, and in 2011, she was one of 6 global interns selected for the ASSITEJ World Congress.  In 2012, Jenny was selected as one of the Rye Fellows at the IPAY Showcase, and she was the TYA/USA Delegate to the International Directors’ Seminar hosted by ASSITEJ Germany in 2013.  She is honored to be selected as the 2014 Ann Shaw Fellowship Recipient. Jenny has worked with TYA/USA, ASSITEJ International, International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, The Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices program, Write Local. Play Global., and Imaginate Children’s Theatre Festival.  Locally, Jenny was one of the founding creators of Eastern Michigan University’s Global Play Project, CrossTown Theatre Troupe, and Educational Theatre Collaborative. Professionally, Jenny comes from a background in dance, theatre, and the study of the French language.  In addition to her work with Spinning Dot, she frequently directs, choreographs, and lectures at Eastern Michigan University. 

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Jenny is incredibly creative and so enthusiastic. She brings 100% energy to everything she does!