Jennifer Hopkins

Ms. Hopkins has been based in the DC area since 2009. After many years working in New York she is happy to call the DC theatre community her home. Locally she has been fortunate to work as an actor with several companies including: Folger Theatre, Constellation, Rorschach, Taffety Punk, Longacre Lea, and Keegan. In addition she has been an educator both here and abroad. Locally she is on faculty at The Metropolitan School of Performing Arts in Alexandria. Abroad she has taught Shakespeare workshops to students at Cambridge University in England, and as a founding instructor of The Berridge Conservatory; a summer theatre program held annually in France. Her direction and choreography can also be seen across the country. For Festival 56 in Illinois she has choreographed Cabaret, The Full Monty, Gypsy, The Addams Family, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She has also directed/choreographed their productions of As You Like ItThe Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Recently you saw her movement work in Nell Gwynn, on which she also served as Assistant Director. For Providence College she has choreographed Bat Boy, a selection of which will be seen in April at The Kenned Center and The 25th Annual Putnum Country Spelling Bee. Coming up soon in the spring she will serve as choreographer for Constellation Theatre's production of The White Snake. This summer she will be directing a gender-swapped Othello, as well as Mary Poppins for Festival 56, and in the fall she will be choreographing for an ambitious production of Mamma Mia which will be performed at three different theaters across Michigan. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster Conservatory and an MFA from George Washington and Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting.

At the Folger: 
Assistant Director and Movement Choreography