Jennifer Camp is an Associate Professor of dance. She currently teaches ballet and contemporary techniques, choreography, injury prevention and conditioning for dancers, and dance history. She is recognized as a dynamically diverse performer, encouraging educator, and innovative choreographer, and has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field.
Since her arrival at Pacific in 2003 she has implemented essential courses and recruited prestigious guest artists and dance companies every year, and established the dance major in 2012. In 2004, Jennifer founded Pacific’s university performing company, Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE), where she resides as the artistic director of the company.
Originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jennifer earned her BA in dance at Arizona State University with an emphasis on dance education and dance science, and an MFA in dance from University of California, Irvine. She has choreographed and taught nationally in pre-professional schools and universities across the U.S. and she has presented her choreography at many professional festivals and concerts, most recently in the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, American College Dance Festival (Northwest Region), and (A)merging Artists.
Jennifer has danced both contemporary and classical roles including Hamlet, American in Paris, Snow Queen, Light, and Scapes, working with independent projects and dance companies including Center Dance Ensemble, Cliff Keuter, Broadway Rose Theatre, and Polaris Dance Theatre.
Jennifer believes she was meant to be a teacher of dance, sharing the beauty of movement with all students, whatever their level or training.