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Jennifer Thiessen, originally from Australia, is a professional dancer and choreographer, specializing in musical theatre, film, television, circus and live events in Canada and the United States.
Her work in Musical Theatre includes the North American Tour of Saturday Night Fever (Northcore Productions); Man Of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock Of Ages, Beauty And The Beast (Drayton Entertainment); Guys And Dolls ( Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Mamma Mia! , Crazy For You, Singin’ In The Rain (Capitol Theatre); West Side Story (Rainbow Stage). You can also catch her turning into a tiger on Season 2 of Masters Of Illusion (CW Network), as an assistant to some of the world’s best magicians!
Her work in choreography includes, Disney's Newsies (Forestburgh Playhouse NY - Assistant Director/ Choreographer); Aladdin (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Toronto Pan AM Games Opening Ceremonies (Cirque Du Soleil, Assistant Choreographer); Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway World Nomination, Best Choreography). Jennifer is also the head choreographer for leading entertainment companies Tropicana Queens & Dreams Event Entertainment (Toronto, Lisbon, NY), and will also choreograph large events for Aerial Dance Cirque Company, A2D2.
She grew up training intensively in Ballet (RAD), Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and a variety of other styles, graduating from an elite Musical Theatre program in Sydney. Whilst abroad, she studied Ballroom Dance exclusively with US Latin Ballroom Dance Champions, Olga and Dima Sukachov, and performed in Dancing With The Stars Louis Van Amstel’s ballroom show, Invitation To Dance , amongst many others. She began her circus training under Michael McPhearson’s (Cirque du Soleil) international circus company Poet Theatricals, and continues to train, study and coach circus arts across Canada. Jennifer has also performed as a dancer and aerialist across the world, working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines & Celebrity Cruise Lines and was given the prestigious honour to be selected to be an original cast member on several new shows. Jennifer is a passionate educator and active member of the Performing Arts community in North America.