Photo by Karl Ulrich

Photo by Karl Ulrich

Jennie has been a student of dance most of her life. Branching out from a childhood foundation in ballet, jazz, and modern, she has explored a variety of ethnic and folkloric dances from across the globe including West African, Brazilian, and ballroom dance. Investing in her passion for globally connected improvisational dance, she was certified in American Tribal Style® General Skills by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of Fat Chance Belly Dance® and Megha Gavin of Tribal Pura International®.  She also achieved Sister Studio status as an ATS® Teacher in January 2017. A professional background in community health education gives Jennie a unique skill set for communicating concepts to diverse populations, practicing dance safely, and building community through movement.

Jennie began performing bellydance with student troupes in Greensboro, NC in 2012. She is currently performing with two professional troupes – Dayanisma (an ATS® troupe under the direction of Dawn Ruckert), and The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers (a geek-themed fusion and theatrical bellydance troupe under the direction of Emily Beaman).  When not dancing, Jennie enjoys crafts, costuming, and having adventures with her growing family on their little urban homestead.

Jennie is currently on maternity leave. When she is actively teaching, she is the instructor for Level 1 American Tribal Style® (ATS®) on Saturdays, 8:15 – 9:30 am.


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