Jennifer Teuscher

Adjunct Faculty


Phone Number  
Email Address   teuscherj@byui.edu
Address   525 S CENTER ST

Biography

Jennifer Teuscher has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She began her dance training in American Fork, Utah under the direction of Jacqueline P. Colledge with Jacqueline’s School of Ballet. At the age of 7, Jennifer began performing children’s roles with Utah Regional Ballet (now Utah Metropolitan Ballet). She became a member of Utah Regional Ballet’s second company from 1996 to 1999 and then later joined the professional company and danced there from 1999 to 2002. During her time there Jennifer was able to perform in many full-length ballets including “Coppelia”, “Cinderella”, and “The Nutcracker” along with many Choreography Showcases. During those performances, she was featured in many soloist and demi-soloist roles. Jennifer was a member of Regional Dance America and has had the opportunity to travel and perform in many places throughout the US. She was also able to tour with Utah Regional Ballet in China during the summer of 2000. Her favorite ballets to perform include George Balanchine’s “Serenade”, Alan Heinline’s “San Souchi”, and Jacqueline Colledge’s “Legend of Timpanogos.” 

Jennifer has had the unique opportunity to study with many master teachers including David Howard, Darla Hoover, Suki Schorer, Violette Verdy, Francia Russell, and Alan Heinline among others. Jennifer attended Utah Valley University on a dance scholarship from 1999 to 2002. She was also awarded scholarships to multiple intensive study programs including The Rock School of Ballet in 2001 and Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive for four consecutive years from 1996 to 2000. 

Jennifer began assisting classes at Jacqueline’s School of Ballet at the age of 15 where she soon realized her love for teaching. She has been teaching ballet ever since. Her students have been offered scholarships to multiple ballet schools including Ballet West Academy, Joffrey Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School, The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Berlin Ballet School and The Princess Grace Academy. Jennifer loves to choreograph and enjoys sharing her passion for the art of ballet. She believes strongly in creating a positive, nurturing and inspiring learning environment for her students. She loves seeing students grow into strong, caring and compassionate human beings through the study of dance. She has a wonderful husband and five children and is so grateful for their ongoing support and encouragement in her love of dance and all that comes with it.