B.F.A. University of Utah
M.F.A. University of Utah
Jennifer Deckert is a native of St. Louis, Missouri where she began her training with Alexandra Zaharias. She received a BFA in ballet performance from University of Utah, performing with Character Dance Ensemble, Eastern Arts Ensemble, and Utah Ballet. She continued to perform with Utah Ballet and choreograph for department productions as she received her MFA in ballet teaching, choreography, and research. Jennifer was then invited to join Roxey Ballet, under the direction of Mark Roxey. While with Roxey Ballet she had the opportunity to further develop her performing, teaching, and choreography skills while performing and showing her choreography in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and surrounding areas.
During her performance career she has performed such leads as Myrtha in Giselle, Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Prelude in Les Sylphides, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the principle role in Paquita. She has made guest teaching appearances at the Mid-States Regional Dance America festival, Matheny Arts Access School, and numerous summer dance intensive programs.
Jennifer joined the faculty of University of Wyoming in the fall of '06 where she teaches advanced ballet and pointe technique, dance history, and modern dance technique.