Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop – Dance/USA Artist Fellow

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Image description: Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop is a Black queer woman with an afro. Her black hair is styled asymmetrically with curls spiraling down both sides of her face. Her eyes are adorned with purple eye shadow. She is wearing gold hoops and a turquoise button up shirt that features a red art deco pattern. A ray of light illuminates her face and shoulders while a shadow streaks across her forehead and right shoulder. Photo by Anjali Pinto.

Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop


Peoria, Bodwéwadmi, Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, Kiikaapoi; Chicago, IL

Chicago-based burlesque artist Jenn Freeman, also known as Po’Chop, uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances and inspire students and collaborators across the country. Po’Chop is the creator and author of the blogzine, The Brown Pages and has performed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brown Girls Burlesque’s Bodyspeak, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for TedxChicago 2022, as well as headlined shows in New Orleans, Minneapolis, Denver, 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 in experimental dance films such as LITANY. Jenn Freeman was recognized as a 2022 United States Artist Fellow; a 2021 Foundation of Contemporary Art Grant for Artist recipient, a 2019-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow, and as a 2018 Chicago Dancemakers Lab Artist. Po’Chop was voted #10 Most Influential Burlesque Artist by 21st Century Magazine and was dancer in residence at Rebuild Foundation in 2020. 

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Image description: Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop is a Black queer woman. Her back is turned from the camera. She is wearing a brown bra and brown shorts that blend into her skin. Her hair is styled in thick braids straight back. Behind her is a wall of endless open brown bags that make an altar of shorts. She is standing facing the bags with her face pressed into one of the openings of a bag. Her hands are beside her touching bags on either side of her face. Her body glistens with sweat. Photo by Candice Majors.
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