You may know Ms. Jenna as Mrs. MacDonald from the Preschool Recital or Baloo from our Senior Jungle Book recital. Jenna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our J’Adore Dance staff. Jenna has been enjoying dance since the age of 4. She trained locally in a variety of styles such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and musical theatre. As an adult, she has continued to take lessons, perform, and compete in styles such as hip hop, tap, ballet, modern, jazz and Irish. She has danced on teams with the Edmonton Oilers Boomers and with Scoil Rince Clannad Ceili Club. In fact, Irish dance is where Jenna met, travelled and competed with Ms. Chantel!
Currently, Jenna is a dance specialist teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She has taught classes to a variety of ages at Victoria School of the Performing Arts and is currently teaching dance at Afton School of the Arts. In 2014, Jenna was fortunate to take the Conceptual Dance Education Training Course with Terry Goetz from the Seattle Creative Dance Center. There, Jenna was inspired to incorporate this philosophy into her school-based dance programs. Later that year, she co-founded Artists on the Gogh inc., a community-based art and dance program for children ages 3 to 8. In January 2015, Jenna joined the J’Adore Dance Team and has loved sharing this passion for dance with the families of J’Adore. She continues to share her love for dance not only with her students but also with her two little boys at home.