Jennifer Dennehy has been dancing for over 20+ years, trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, african, hip-hop, and a little bit of break dancing. She is currently a member of Dafmark Dance Company in Erie. She discovered hoop dance on the beach at Presque Isle during the summer of 2010. Ever since she has been developing her hoop style to incorporate her dance training.
Currently she teaches classes at Dafmark Dance Theater, the Neighborhood Art House, Erie Dance Conservatory and through the Erie School Distrcits GEARS program. She also travels teaching workshops at colleges and schools.
Jennifer is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Rostered Teaching Artist. She is available to come into your school to provide an arts infused approach to education where students learn curriculum (math, science, writing, etc.) by utilizing her movement art form of hoop dancing.
Jennifer has performed at a number of events in the Erie Area including Splash Lagoon New Years Eve 2012, Erie Summer Festival of the Arts 2011, Celebrate Erie Main stage 2011 with the band "Is What It Is", the Warner Theater New Years Eve 2010, and the Erie Homes for Children and Adults benefit.
In addition to performing and teaching Jennifer also hand crafts her own custom taped hoops for both children and adults. Additionally, she is the only local artist who hand crafts custom LED (light -up) hoops.