JENNIFER PARSLEY

Dallas Power House of Dance

After my DOTY year was over, I moved to New York City and was signed by Terry Lindholm at the MSA Agency. I performed the works of Nichelle Bane at "Carnival" (a choreographer’s ball) in Los Angeles, and at a club performance, as a special guest, at Hollywood and Highland, as well as performances in the Broadway Dance Center with Wes Veldink, Edge, and Performing Arts Center concerts. I also auditioned for, and was asked to be a part of, two professional companies: Hydroflu Movement and Push Factor. I then went on to choreograph "Grease" for Columbia University, whose cast consisted of mostly medical students. Then I started to take class from the world renowned Michele Assaf and after 2 classes with her, she asked me to be her assistant. She asked me to travel with her to the International Dance Meeting in Tropea, Italy, for the month of July, where I assisted her in classes and performed in two different shows. I currently teach for Hollywood Vibe at their conventions and competitions across the country and travel to numerous studios and performing arts high schools across the U.S. setting pieces and teaching master classes. I recently performed at the Elan Awards here in New York, been invited to perform in an opera in California and been asked by Dance Spirit Magazine for my input on a future article. My other credits include: Co. Dance instructional videos, appearances on ESPN, dancing with the Dallas Maverick Dancers, appearing in the Dallas Morning News Dance Festival, performing in "Shades" a benefit show for children with cancer, numerous industrials including Ski Doo, "Pepito’s Story" choreographed by Debbie Allen, the national tour of "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" and on MTV’s New Year’s Eve telecast.

2010 UPDATE:
Since the last DOTY update, I moved from New York City to Los Angeles. I guess you could say I needed a change of scenery. I am still traveling around the world teaching and choreographing for different dance studios and conventions. I am now currently teaching for NRG Dance convention and competition. For the past year I have been spending the majority of time in Missouri where I took over a position as the competition jazz teacher at a very prestigious dance studio. After the new year I will be back full time in Los Angeles. My heart is definitely in teaching and choreographing. Congrats to Tremaine on their 30th anniversary!