Jenny Vallancourt is an Equity actor pursuing her MFA in Acting at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. She will graduate in April 2019, followed by a New York City showcase in May. With the Conservatory, she appeared as Lucile in Jean Anouilh's The Rehearsal, directed by Ashley Teague, and as member of the Chorus in Oedipus, directed by Greg Leaming.
She made her debut as a professional member of the Asolo Repertory Company in April 2018 as Ani/Sasha/Callie in Asolo Rep's production of Gloria by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Greg Leaming. She also played Miranda in the Asolo Rep New Stages touring production of The Tempest, directed by Celine Rosenthal, and is currently appearing as Mercy Lewis in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Asolo Rep Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards.
Jenny holds a BA in English and Theatre from Barnard College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was the 2011 winner of the Ethel Stone Lefrak Prize for the Arts. After graduating from Barnard (and before moving to Sarasota), she performed both regionally and in New York City. Credits include Sylvia Plath in Plath. A New Musical at FringeNYC, Eve in Mia McCullough's Since Africa with The Red Fern Theatre Company, Brandy in Prince at the Gene Frankel Theatre, and Jennifer Lee in the world-premiere of The Realization of Emily Linder with the New Jersey Repertory Company. At NJ Rep she also appeared in the world-premieres of Bookends, directed by Ken Jenkins, October 1962, and Release Point.
Jenny is a Founding Member of The Brewing Dept. (TBD), a nonprofit theater collective dedicated to fostering a supportive creative community and giving artists a substantive development process in the creation of their work. TBD presented her play The Living Room as part of the 2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and she also appeared as Hilda Wangel in TBD's production of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea in November 2013. Jenny starred as Desdemona & Bianca in TBD's production of Othello at The Alchemical Theater Laboratory in November 2015, and as Sarah in Matthew McShane's Beware of Dog at the Wildheart Loft in August 2016.