Barbara Pia Jenič is a lifelong researcher in the fields of art, theater, and sensory perception. Her research into human senses and their relationship with art spans across various disciplines, including psychology, anthropology, ethnology, neuroscience, history, and biology. Beyond her academic pursuits, she is also a dedicated  meditator with a profound connection to nature and animals.

Her insatiable curiosity and innate empathy greatly inform her approach to work and interactions with others. On one hand, she embodies qualities of sensoriality, sensitivity, and serenity, while on the other, she possesses exceptional time management skills, effectiveness, a strong sense of purpose, and unwavering determination. These attributes combine to grant her profound insights into the participants of her workshops and seminars.

Barbara holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Speech from the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her versatile expertise extends to being a theater director, actress, and a recognized authority in the realm of sensory perception. Over a span of 25 years, she served as an acting coach at Drama School B. Blenkus (1996-2013), Bežigrad Secondary School (2002-2003), and the Slovenian Third Age University (2015-present). She also serves as a communication coach and role-play actress for the University Medical Center, specifically in the departments dealing with organ donation and traumatology. Furthermore, Barbara has provided coaching to sales professionals in the automotive industry (2010) and to students at the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Humanities in Slovenia. Her extensive experience and expertise make her a valuable asset in various educational and communication-related endeavors.



  • 2023 Library Bežigrad, Scented Stories, workshop for children and families
  • 2023 City Library Of Ljubljana, public speaking workshops for storytellers, 8, 17 and 30 March
  • 2023 Workshop on the poetics of smells in art, Together for better – Community festival, Timișoara – European Capital of Culture 2023, Romania, 19 February, 2023 Aftermovie Together for Better
  • 2022 Speech and Communication Workshops, Trubar House of Literature, Sept.-Dec. 2022
  • 2022 Role-play training, Faculty of Security Sciences and MoI, Probation Administration, 18 Oct.
  • 2021 Amfiteater, Journal of Performing Arts Theory, Volume 9, Number 2, Sensorial theatre, On the Scent Trail in and beyond Everyday Life
  • 2020 University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia transplant, role-play and communication skills, Conversation with relatives, October 6th, Hospital Ljubljana
  • 2019 University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia transplant, role-play and communication skills, Conversation with relatives, November 14th Hospital Maribor
  • 2019 Ministry of Justice, Recognizing the personal styles of clients appearing in the environment of the judiciary, theoretical and practical part Working and social law school 2019
  • 2019 sensorial guiding, Festival Velenje, Pikin festival 2019
  • 2019 Smell Festival Bologna, Scented Theatre
  • 2019 IAM Institut in Akademija za mulltimedije, public speech
  • 2019 Public speech skills, Univerza za tretje življenjsko obdobje Ljubljana
  • 2019 Hospital Brežice, University Medical Centre – Slovenija transplant, role play and communication skills
  • 2019 Senzorium, Listening to the smells
  • 2019 Senzorium, Sensorial thouch-1
  • 2019 Trubar House of literature, Public speaking and communication
  • 2018 University Ljubljana Career Centres, Sensibilisation of communication in moments of crisis, Faculty of Arts
  • 2018 University Ljubljana Career Centres, Sensibilisation of communication in moments of crisis, Faculty of Education
  • 2018 University Medical Centre, Hospital Slovenj gradec, role play
  • 2018 University Medical Centre Ljubljana, role play and communication for doctors
  • 2018 University Medical Centre, Traumathology depp., role play and communication for doctors
  • 2018 Public speech, a workshop for performers of Ana Monro street theatre
  • 2018 Sensorial language introduction, 3 months course, MGLC
  • 2018 Public speech and performing, Trubar house of literature
  • 2017 Sensorial language in Senzorium, 2ª Mostra de Arte Sensorial e inclusiva, CCCB, Brasilia, Brazilia   video
  • 2015 – 2018 acting seminars for adults, Slovenian third age university
  • 2015 Založba Lud Literatura, interpretation of poetry
  • 2014 Listening to the smells, workshop for performance Le petit fabrique de Esperanza: Guy Ropartz, Rennes, Francija & MGLC Ljubljana Slovenia
  • 2013 – 2017 Senzorium: speech and communication (individual, small groups)
  • 2011 – 2012 Generosity project, 10 months of intensive training of youngsters in sensorial theatre language
  • 2010 Podium, role play and communication Citroen in Peugeot
  • 2010 Smells in theater and life, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper
  • 2010 Faculty of Design Ljubljana, sensorial language and designing and empty space
  • 2002 – 2003 Gimnazija Bežigrad, acting
  • 2000 – 2018 UKC Slovenia Transplant, role play and communication about death and organ donation
  • 1996 – now Senzorium: sensorial language in theatre
  • 1997 – 2013 Drama school Barica Blenkus, acting one-year intensive program