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Miss Jenna

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Jenna Geysen

Jenna-Lyn Geysen from East Hampton, CT graduated from Salve Regina University with a B.S. in biology and minors in psychology, chemistry, and dance. She is a four-year member of Salve's Dance Company "Extensions" having secured a spot in the company the fall of her freshman year (2012) and the years following (2013, 2014, 2015). Prior to Salve, Jenna had been dancing since the age of two, starting at Doreen's Dance Center and continuing onto Dance 10 Studios and Connecticut Concert Ballet where she trained in Cecchetti and Classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary. She has competed and performed in various places including New York City, Boston, Florida, South Carolina, and Colorado. As an active member in the dance program at Salve, she has had the opportunity to perform at the American College Dance Association Festivals (2013, 2014, 2015), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016), Brown University (2014) and Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Jenna also set two pieces on Extensions, "empty" (2014) and "in the midst of..." (2015) and looks forward to creating more works in the near future. In addition, during the spring of her junior year (2015), Jenna won Salve's Got Talent with a jazz solo titled "Like I Can." Most recently, Jenna was named the 2016 recipient of Salve's Fine Arts award at the honors and awards ceremony preceding Convocation in May (2016). She is continuing to fulfill her passion by teaching and choreographing in CT, working with talented students while still actively dancing and managing a busy work schedule outside of the studio. Jenna has felt extremely fortunate to be a member of the dance community since it has presented her with incredible performance opportunities as well as the ability to work with talented choreographers and dancers. 


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