“From the beginning movement was an essential language,” says GENEVA JENKINS, who will be joining Whim W’Him this fall when January program rehearsals start. “I’m not sure it was a decision.” Though she’s followed what seems like quite a different path, with parents both in the medical field, she says “the curiosity of a scientist has always driven me in dance. I’ve constantly asked myself: What else is possible?”

As a young child she took ballet, then tap and jazz in a small local school on Vancouver Island, B.C. After experiencing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a performance in Vancouver, Geneva applied for the Ailey summer program. “It was a huge deal the