JP Tenuta grew up dancing at the Academy of Movement and Music and with MOMENTA. He completed his BFA in Dance at Northern Illinois University in 2003, where he studied with Randall Newsom and Judith Chitwood. He performed for 2 years with the Nashville Ballet and 2 years with Luna Negra. He has also performed in the Chicago area with Lyric Opera, The Civic Ballet, Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet and with the Salt Creek Ballet. He continues to perform and choreograph for MOMENTA and toured Austria with them in 2003 and 2010. He has taught in a number of Chicago area schools and is a regular faculty member at the Academy of Movement and Music; he has also taught on the Dance Masters circuit and has served as assistant director for MOMENTA as it toured for Tanzsommer International in Austria. He recently performed the role of Edgar Snow with the Wuhan Ballet in China.