Jimena has performed with Spencer/Colton, Marcus Schulkind, Kate Digby, Ego Art Inc.
, Kelli Edwards, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Caitlin Corbett Dance Company
, Sarah Slifer and as a guest dancer with David Parker
and The Bang Group
grew up in the Boston area and moved to New York City in 1979.
After a decade of wide-ranging performance work in New York's "downtown" dance world during the eighties, Parker began making his own work and, together with Jeffrey Kazin, founded The Bang Group in 1995.
The Bang Group
has been the sole dance company in residence at Manhattan's West End Theater where Parker
and Jeffrey Kazin present triannual choreographic mini-festivals.
is on the faculties of the Juilliard School
, Barnard College
and The Alvin Ailey School teaching Dance Composition at all three.
He serves on the boards of Danspace Project, The Field and Green Street Studio.
He has been a member of the Bessies Committee, is a regular adjudicator at American College Dance Festival Association, serves frequently on granting and curatorial panels and is a contributing writer to Dance Magazine.
has also recently appeared as a guest performer with Doug Elkins (Fraulein Maria), Sara Rudner (Dancing on View at the ICA), Nicholas Leicher (The Whiz) and Christopher Williams (The Golden Legend).
He served as mentor for Green Street's Emerging Choreographers program in 2008 and 2011.