Jenai Cutcher, director,
recently received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and later served on its faculty. As a tap dancer, Jenai has had an extensive professional career performing, choreographing, teaching, and producing. While based in New York, she performed with Brenda Bufalino, Savion Glover, Derick Grant, Lynn Schwab, Rumba Tap, Ritmico, and Tap City, among others and taught at Steps On Broadway and Peridance Center. Her writing about dance has been published in The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, and various online journals. She is also the author of three children’s books about dance. Her primary area of interest as a dance scholar has focused on women in tap and Thinking On Their Feet, her first documentary, is a direct result of that research. It recently screened at The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival, and NewFilmmakers Festival in New York. Jenai now resides in New Haven, CT and just completed her book Columbus Moves: A Brief History of Contemporary Dance. She is currently working on its companion digital archive.
Susan Heimburger, producer, is a strategic business analyst at Yale University and holds an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Ohio State. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Susan brings Southern hospitality into all of her work, be it producing, managing, creating, or writing. Susan heads up all things administrative for JamJam Productions including publicity, finances, and scheduling. She is also spearheading a mission to bring art to unoccupied buildings at Yale and in the New Haven community. When not collaborating on JamJam’s many and varied projects or working at Yale, Susan is tap dancing, cooking and baking, or cycling. Thinking On Their Feet is the first film Susan has produced.