Our May workshop is all about MOVEMENT! So excited to have Jennifer Gordon as our instructor for choreography!
Mrs. Gordon is the artistic director and choreographer of Allegory Dance Theatre, a successful dance educator, and an accomplished professional ballerina. She has studied ballet and pointe at locations such as the Dinshah Studio of Dance, the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey New York. Mrs. Gordon has also trained in styles such as pas de deux, jazz, contemporary, modern, acting, singing, and conditioning. As a professional dancer, she has worked with Atlantic City Ballet, Reverie Dance Theatre, several dance/entertainment companies and in many theatrical productions. Her performance credits include various roles in the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, Victoria in Cats, the Spring Waters pas de deux, Side Effect Earth, and Concerto Vivaldi
For just over 20 years, she has been teaching traditional dance styles along the eastern United States and virtually to students worldwide. Mrs. Gordon places emphasis on proper technique, artistry, and maintaining the joy of dance. Several of her students have gone on to successful careers in ballet and contemporary dance companies, performed in national/international tours, and have become choreographers and teachers. Within Allegory Dance Theatre, she founded and implemented the Hope Dances program that brings the vast benefits of dance to senior citizens living with dementia.
Jennifer Gordon is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Mrs. Gordon is also a Level 1 certified teacher through the Progressing Ballet Technique® created by Marie Walton Mahon.
Mrs. Gordon has choreographed numerous works for Allegory, Reverie Dance Theatre, student pieces, pageant pieces, and musical productions such as Pippin for which she won an award for Outstanding Choreography. She was also nominated for a Perry Award for Best Choreography award for her work on Cabaret. Mrs. Gordon uses real life experience and classic tales to inspire her choreography and teaching style. She has presented her work around the Philadelphia metro area and in the Jersey Fringe Festival.