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About me

Jenna Cox-Hadley is a multi-hyphenate songwriter, composer, theater producer, and playwright.

 

Jenna grew up in a musical and multiethnic family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Throughout her education, she distinguished herself with her creative mash-ups, ear for harmonies, and musical leadership. 

 

She majored in Mathematics and Russian at the U.S. Naval Academy, while singing in the Gospel Choir. Jenna also studied opera, tap dancing, Irish step dancing, and, at Wheaton College, jazz voice to deepen her creative skill-set. Jenna's deep empathy, career adjustment from Navy to Theater Maker, and wide cross-cultural experiences in Central Asia, Turkey, and Germany give her a rich palette of artistic inspiration.

While in college, Jenna's heart broke learning how many women—many of whom she was close to—had experienced sexual assault. Jenna began writing Wait for Her, hoping that her grief and intensive research on trauma could be transformed into a life-giving and healing story for survivors and their communities.

 

She is currently pursuing a path to production for Wait for Her and for Rene Zabel's retelling of Deirdre, an Irish legend turned musical, for which she is the composer. She has also composed the music for the kids’ audio book series, starting with Elly the Elephant, by Amy Singleton, accessible on Audible. 

Jenna is releasing music under the artist name, Jenna Vivacora, and is developing an album with producer and artist, Sirintip Phasuk, called Sojourner, which will be released in August 2024.

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