Jennifer Tehani Sarreal is a world champion dancer, multidisciplinary performance artist (fire, magic, sword balancing, music performance and world dance), published writer, Reiki Master, sacred dance practitioner, educator and social emotional arts facilitator dedicated to bringing understanding, humanity and empowerment to the world through her work. She featured – both as an artist and writer – in various publications and broadcast media including The Press Telegram, The Orange County Register, OCWeekly, La Jornada (Mexico) and ABS-CBN (Philippines). She has lectured, taught and performed in over a dozen countries.
Tehani’s performances and workshops have been held at museums, institutions and theaters around the world including: MoLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), the Skirball Museum of Los Angeles, A Window Between Worlds, and the Covarrubias Theater at UNAM in Mexico City. She incorporates her background in Anthropology (CSULB), Social Emotional Arts (UCLA), the Neuroscience behind Comparative Sacred World Dance (current research) and professional experience to facilitate programs that empower and promote an awareness that transforms appropriating cultures to honoring them through the education.
Sarreal has integrated education, entertainment and wellness into innovative and results-based programming. She has presented full day professional development workshops for K-12 educators at the Skirball’s “Teaching Our World Through the Arts” series, invited to lecture at the BEST Arts Conference, presented world dance educational programs at museums and libraries in Los Angeles and Orange County for over a decade and is the creator of the “Spirit Dance & Drum: Movement & Sound Meditations” workshop series based on her research in Comparative Sacred World Dance.