Jennifer Robie has been dancing for over 30 years and started teaching dance in 1987. She holds a BA in Theatre/English, Secondary Education, from SUNY Geneseo and has earned her Masters Degree in Dance Education K-12 from SUNY Brockport. She is a NYS Certified Teacher.
Jennifer continues her dance studies by attending numerous seminars and conventions each year. She has studied dance with various Master Artists, including Emmy Award winning choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, Mia Michaels, and Wade Robson.
Other well-known choreographers and artists include: Tyce Diorio, Tim Draper, Garth Fagan, Brian Friedman, Laurieann Gibson, Frank Hatchett, Chris Judd, Ray Leeper, Ted Levy, Mandy Moore, Alan Onikel, Bob Rizzo, Dave Scott, Jeff Shades, Denise Wall, and the Christopher National Dance Teacher Seminars. She has done and continues to do extensive research and work toward establishing a certification program for dance teachers and incorporates the “National Standards for Dance Education” into the studio classroom.
For many years, Jennifer has joined with other artists in Rochester and local communities for musicals and other productions as Choreographer and/or Director, some include: High School Musical, Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie and Grease. She was also involved in a collaboration with SUNY Brockport, RIT, and The Eastman School of Music for “ImageMovement Sound”.
It is apparent that Jennifer has a strong belief in the importance of the performing Arts for all ages by her constant involvement in Education and Dance. Her background in education inspired her to create a program where each student receives individual attention, where their confidence and esteem are nurtured, and their technique and ability in dance are developed. She takes great pride in sharing her love and knowledge of dance with her students and encourages them to become the best they can be.