Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Jennifer Petuch graduated summa cum laudé from Florida State University’s School of Dance Program with her Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance. She trained for fourteen years at the Academy of Ballet Florida and performed in professional ballets with the Company of Ballet Florida in pieces such as Marie Hale’s “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Sleeping Beauty”. She graduated magna cum laudé from the University of South Florida achieving a Bachelor’s in Dance Studies. At USF, she danced in several notable pieces including Gretchen Warren’s, “Les Sylphides” and Doug Varone’s, “Sacre du Printemps”. Jennie participated in the USF Dance in Paris Program in the summer of 2010 working with well-known choreographers, Claudia Lavista and Michael Foley. After graduating, she taught at three dance studios in the Tampa Bay area as well as performing and choreographing with Shoes at the Door Dance Company. While attending FSU, she performed in multiple pieces such as Tim Glenn’s, “RIDE”, Joséphine Garibaldi’s, “Land of the Pick and Choose”, and a Tedx Talk in Spring of 2015. She also became a certified Pilates Mat instructor in 2017 by Balanced Body, Inc. She has taught for FSU’s, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Delta Kappa Gamma International, A Key Women’s Educators group, and was a leading instructor in the Parkinson’s Patients Outreach Program in Shoes at the Door Dance Company. Her MFA thesis resulted in a two-year collaboration with the FSU Computer Science faculty and students creating an original interactive software for the stage called “ViFlow”. She creates dance films, projections, and uses new technology to enhance the performance experience. Her life-long mission as a performing artist and choreographer is to create work that resonates with the audience members. Her goal is for them to walk out of the theater thinking back on their experience feeling stimulated and inspired.
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies, University of South Florida
Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance, Florida State University