Jennita Russo brings outstanding credentials and experience to the world of stage and television as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. With a diverse dance background ranging from classical ballet, to contemporary modern, to commercial hip hop, Jennita’s talents have been in high demand.
Jennita turned professional dancer at the young age of 16 performing with world renowned companies such as the Pennsylvania Ballet, Co. Milwaukee Ballet and Feld Ballets/ NY. Jennita continued her dance career with an invitation to dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, ODC/ San Francisco and with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she also served as Rehearsal Director. Jennita then took her talents to the commercial stage performing with Celine Dion’s ‘A New Day’ at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
After retiring in 2010 turned her focus to choreography where she has found continued success in all branches of entertainment. Jennita’s Choreography and Creative Director credits include Disney’s ‘Glow Fest’ at California Adventure, National Hockey League 2010/2011 All-Star events, Major League Baseball 2011 All-Star Events, Andreas Boccelli’s Live at Lake Las Vegas and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. She was involved with the creation of Cirque du Soliel’s ‘Viva Elvis’, as Assistant Choreographer. In 2012, her choreography was performed at Radio City Music Hall for the Craig Ferguson Live Comedy Show. In 2013, Jennita served as Choreographer and Assistant Director of America's Got Talent Live Show at the Palazzo Theater in Las Vegas.
Jennita has worked onstage, offstage and backstage with Celine Dion for a decade, as a Dancer, Choreography Superviso, and most recently, with Celine’s new show at Caesars Palace as Choreographer, Celine’s Stand-in and Stage Manager since 2010.
Most recently, Jennita worked with Beyonce´ and JayZ on the World Tour of 'On The Run' as Theatrical Stage Director. Her stage and TV credits with Beyonce´also include the 2013-2014 'Mrs. Carter World Tour', 2014 MTV VMA award show/Los Angeles, HBO 'On The Run' TV special, 2012 come back show ‘Back To Business’ at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, and the 2013 SuperBowl Halftime performance in New Orleans.
Currently, Jennita is Choreographer and Creative Director for grammy nominated pop star, Charli XCX. Her work includes perormances at the 2014 American Music Awards LA ( Boom Clap/Break The Rules)... "Need Ur Love' perfomance on David Letterman, Saturday NIght Live ('Boom Clap/ Break The Rules), and a new music video coming out in January from Charli's new album 'Sucker' ('Doing It' ) featuring Rita Ora.
When she is not travelling the globe, her home base is Las Vegas.