Jenna

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SESSIONAL PROGRAMMING

Jenna Brenan has been dancing since the age of four. Her background includes Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Irish. Jenna not only studied and trained locally here in Edmonton, but has also trained under a variety of professionals from across Canada and the United States. 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, traveled and competed with Chantel Sampson.

Jenna has been a dance specialist teacher with Edmonton Public Schools for over 10 years. She has taught classes to a variety of ages at Victoria School of the Performing Arts, Afton School of the Arts, and is currently teaching dance at Glenora School.

In 2014, Jenna was fortunate to take the Conceptual Dance Education Training with Terry Goetz from the Seattle Creative Dance Center. There, Jenna was inspired to incorporate this philosophy into her school-based dance programs. In 2016, Jenna was fortunate to study under Anne Green Gilbert, Terry Goetz, and Anna Mansbridge at the Creative Dance Center’s Summer Dance Institute in Seattle, Washington.

Jenna is also no stranger to small business. In 2014, Jenna co-founded Artists on the Gogh inc., a community-based art and dance program for children ages three to eight.

In January 2015, Jenna joined the J’Adore Dance family. She was thrilled to connect with Jessica Baudin-Griffin, who shared similar philosophy of dance education. What a beautiful marriage of teaching Anne Green Gilbert’s Conceptual Dance Education both with Edmonton Public Schools and at J’Adore Dance! Jenna instantly fell in love with being a part of the J’Adore community.

In May 2016, Jenna partnered with Chantel Sampson to become the new co-owner of J’Adore Dance. Jenna and Chantel’s strengths and talents truly compliment one another, and they are grateful to have found one another to create a very special duo.

Jenna also loves sharing her passion of dance with her two boys, Finn and William. Finn is currently in her JHop 4 class while William is in her JTap (3-5 yrs) and JHop 2 classes. Although they loved being hip hop clowns and kangaroos last year’s recital, they are very excited to be ninja turtles and wolves this spring!

Jenna holds certifications in the following:

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education Degree
  • Intellidance® Certified Instructor
  • AFLCA with Group Exercise and Portable Equipment
  • Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist
  • PiYo® Live and CIZE® Live Pro Team Instructor
  • Standard First Aid and Level C CPR

When you dance with your heart, your body will follow. ~ Mia Michaels

Jenna's Programs

Winter Session 2018

Day Duration Time Instructor
Intellidance® Tots Wednesday Jan 10th 2018 -
Mar 7th 2018
9:15 AM -
10:00 AM
Jenna 12 spots remaining
$141.75
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DanceFit Thursday Jan 11th 2018 -
Mar 8th 2018
7:15 PM -
8:15 PM
Jenna 14 spots remaining
$148.50
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PiYo Xpress Friday Jan 12th 2018 -
Mar 9th 2018
12:15 PM -
1:00 PM
Jenna 14 spots remaining
$141.75
Register

Fall 2017

Day Duration Time Instructor
JHop 7 Monday Sep 11th 2017 -
May 14th 2018
5:15 PM -
6:30 PM
Jenna 0 spots remaining
$612.50
Waitlist
JHop 2 Tuesday Sep 12th 2017 -
May 15th 2018
12:30 PM -
1:15 PM
Jenna -1 spots remaining
$492.50
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JTap 3-5 Tuesday Sep 12th 2017 -
May 15th 2018
1:30 PM -
2:00 PM
Jenna 5 spots remaining
$430.00
Register
JHop 4 Wednesday Sep 13th 2017 -
May 16th 2018
4:15 PM -
5:15 PM
Jenna 0 spots remaining
$530.00
Waitlist

Fall Session 2017

Day Duration Time Instructor
DanceFit Thursday Sep 14th 2017 -
Dec 7th 2017
7:15 PM -
8:15 PM
Jenna -2 spots remaining
$214.50
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Fall 2017

Day Duration Time Instructor
JTap 5-7 Thursday Sep 14th 2017 -
May 17th 2018
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
Jenna 0 spots remaining
$492.50
Waitlist
JTap 9-11 Thursday Sep 14th 2017 -
May 17th 2018
6:15 PM -
7:00 PM
Jenna 8 spots remaining
$492.50
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Fall Session 2017

Day Duration Time Instructor
PiYo Xpress Friday Sep 15th 2017 -
Dec 8th 2017
12:15 PM -
1:00 PM
Jenna 11 spots remaining
$204.75
Register