Biography

Jennifer Lisette Lopez

International Choreographer and Dance Teacher

 

From Manhattan to Madrid

Jennifer is a New York native choreographer and dance instructor currently based in Madrid, Spain. She has taught dance all over the world- in New York City she choreographed many musicals drawing from her training in several different forms of dance, including Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet, African, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean, Irish Step, Viennese Waltz, Swing, Tango and Salsa among others. Jennifer taught regularly at the Bridge For Dance Studio in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the McBurney YMCA in Union Square. She has taught ballroom and social dance styles with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in West Palm Beach, Florida (Foxtrot, Rhumba, Waltz, American Tango, Swing, Salsa, Cha-Cha) and taught “Modern Jazz” and “Video-Clip” dance at Egurrola Dance Studios of Warsaw, Poland. Jennifer has also taught dance workshops at the Studio Harmonic in Paris, Dance Base in Edinburgh, the Dance Theatre of Ireland in Dublin, and the Caribbean Dance Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. She teaches group classes as well as private lessons, from very experienced dancers to absolute beginners. Dancing is her passion, and she loves to share this passion with others.

 

AFRO GROOVE

 

One style of dance that Jennifer created and loves to teach is called “Afro-Groove”- a style in which she teaches students the fundamentals of Afro-based dance forms (Congolese, Haitian, Yoruba, Senegalais) mixed with deep stretches, allowing students to find the “tribal beat” of their own bodies, and finishing the class with a choreographed combination that incorporates these movements. The choreography is a melding of the release and undulation of traditional Afro movements with the grace, strength, and balance of Modern and Jazz.

 

"VIDEO CLIP" COMMERCIAL DANCE - NEW STYLE

 

In Madrid, Jennifer has taught dance at studios such as El Horno and Taio Doyo, focusing primarily on her "Video Clip" Style. In "Video Clip", she takes inspiration from popular music videos for her choreography, making her classes extremely current, edgy and fun. This class incorporates a range of elements and styles - Street, Funky, Jazz, Latin and Hip-Hop- and sometimes African, Classical and Modern.

 

Jennifer currently teaches Video Clip to students at El Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and often leads free workshops for children in Commercial Centers around Madrid at "Kids Time" events. She also holds open dance classes and workshops for adults and children regularly at various studios in Madrid, and beyond.

Training & Professional Affiliations:

  • Columbia University (CC '02) - NYC
  • Alvin Ailey School & Extension - NYC
  • Steps on Broadway- NYC
  • Broadway Dance Center- NYC
  • Djoniba Drum and Dance - NYC
  • Munson Williams Proctor Inst. - Utica, NY
  • Wild Irish Acres Dance - Cooperstown, NY
  • Bridge for Dance - NYC
  • Dance Base - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dance Theatre of Ireland - Dublin
  • Egurrola Dance Studio - Warsaw, Poland
  • Studio Harmonic - Paris, France
  • Caribbean Dance Studio - Stockholm
  • Fred Astaire Dance - W. Palm Beach, FL
  • Raices del Mundo - Madrid, Spain
  • El Horno - Madrid, Spain
  • Taio Doyo - Madrid, Spain

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