Jen Costillo has danced and performed in the Bay Area over 10 years.  In that time she has explored modern dance with Jeannine Vogt, Raissa Simpson, and Monica Mark, as well as contemporary ballet. She continues to extend her 24 years of dance training under Alexi Zubiria and Kim Gardener. She is a former member of the dance collective High Release Dance, where her choreography explored topics relating to technology and social change through the use of electronics and music collaboration. Using her Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and her MBA, Costillo served on the founding board of directors for Push Dance Company is San Francisco.

She was a member of the Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble (NCDE) since 2009 including the successful 2010 tour of Egypt as part of the Egyptian Modern Dance Festival. In 2012, she  developed new works for NCDE season including the technology collaboration of dance, dynamic electronic wearables costumes, and visuals.