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Jenn Freeman | Po'Chop

(She/her) 

Jenn Freeman also known as Po’Chop is a Chicago-based burlesque creator and author of The Brown Pages, an online blogzine. Po'Chop uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances and inspire students and collaborators. 

 

She has performed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brown Girls Burlesque’s Bodyspeak, and headlined shows in New Orleans, Minneapolis, St. Louis and New York. Po’Chop is a Board Member & Cast Member, for Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an all Black burlesque revue. Po’Chop performs on Netflix’s Easy (Season 2), appears in music videos for songs by Jamila Woods and Mykele Deville, and creates and performs experimental dance films such as LITANY. 

 

In 2021 Freeman was the recipient of the Foundation of Contemporary Art Grant and recognized as an Illinois Art Council Fellow. She was selected as a 2022 United States Artist Fellow, as a 2021 Foundation of Contemporary Art Grant for Artist recipient, a 2019-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow and spent 2020 as the dancer in residence at Rebuild Foundation 2020.  Po’Chop was voted #10 Most Influential Burlesque Artist by 21st Century Magazine in 2020 and was a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist in 2018.