"Jennifer is an amazing instructor as well as a captivating dancer. She has a wealth of knowledge about pilates and ballet, expert knowledge about how the body moves, and I have gained unbelievable body and mind benefits from her classes since 2016!! She is such a sweet art genius. Absolutely awesome!!"
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Contemporary Dance (Simon Fraser University, 2010)
STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor (Full Circle Studio, 2020)
Other Influential Training:
Countertechnique-Charles Slender-White (Vancouver 2019)
Hofesh Schecter- Company members (Amsterdam 2016)
Gaga - James Viveiros (Drop in Classes, Toronto and Vancouver 2017-19)
Laban Movement Analysis & Somatics- Donna Redlick (Vancouver 2016-2020)
Axis Syllabus - Frey Faust (Tanzfabrik Berlin, 2012)
Contact Improvisation - Peter Bingham (EDAM Dance, 2010-12)
Jen is a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, and her classes are fuelled by a passion for mind-body connectivity and the use of full breath pattern to release unnecessary tension in neck and shoulders and to activate deep core stabilizing muscles to support your spine and improve posture.
Pilates helps to develop the body awareness and strength we need to find well-being in our everyday lives. It takes a holistic approach to wellness, emphasizing head, neck, trunk and spinal alignment in order to bring a state of harmony to the body. The key to a healthy back is to bring balance to the important relationship between stability and mobility and by practicing this balance you will be strengthening your core.
Some additional benefits of Pilates are improved posture, heightened body awareness, increased energy levels, increased strength and flexibility, and greater core strength which helps prevent injuries.
Ballet, Contemporary & Modern, Lyrical & Jazz Technique
Jen’s dance classes are fuelled by a passion for full body expression, carving pathways, fluidity, big and subtle movements with an emphasis of strong technique and curiosity of how you move your body through space. Evocative music and dynamic sequences with give your mind and body a work out.
For the 2019/20 season, Jen is teaching at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Bonsor Community Complex, and the Anvil Centre, teaching all age groups and focusing on ballet and contemporary and creating choreography for the long-term dance program. Previous teaching positions include Urban Dance Co (Richmond, BC), Dancin’ Stars (Burnaby, BC), Artspace (Burnaby, BC), Free Elements Studio(Guest Teacher, Terrace BC), Edmonds Community Centre (Burnaby, BC), and UGOT Dance (Vancouver, BC).
Photo by Andi McLeish
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