Jenny Eden

Jenny has studied many different styles of dance since she was a wee girl.  Some of these styles include Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Femme, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Swing, Funky, Heels, Bolly/Classical Indian, and Ballroom.  She has trained in America and Europe, while getting her Bachelor of Arts at Mount Holyoke College.  In college, she was a choreographer and dancer on a competitive fusion dance team named Jhumka. This passion for choreography led her to coach competitive formations and choreograph professional routines for her peers when she joined the staff of Shall We Dance (in 2008).  As an advanced instructor on staff, she taught multiple group classes each week in styles Country-Western, Swing, Ballroom, and Latin, especially loving her Bachata Intensive and her Bronze Technique course.  Jenny was also a manager and team advisor on staff who was awarded “most innovative” from her peers.  In 2013, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she continued to teach and manage at Dance Quarter while getting her Masters of Preservation Studies at Tulane University.  Since she’s been back, she has taught a Shall We Dance West Coast Swing Formation to Prince’s song “Kiss” that competed last June.  As her students desire to dance grows, so does her inspiration.  She performs and competes professionally herself at every opportunity.  Currently, she performs with an adult dance company in town.   She also performs and competes with her Country-Western professional dance partner, taking Division II Champion titles this last year at Arizona Dance Classic in Phoenix, Arizona and Dance Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   At the moment, she is getting ready for the UCWDC’s World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee in January.  Jenny is happy to be back home here in Tucson and at Shall We Dance teaching students to love dance.