TROY Dance Repertory Ensemble has guest choreographer

Posted: Monday, 15 September 2008

Jennifer “J.V.” Goecke, a Huntsville native now living in Las Vegas, Nev., watches members of the Troy University’s TROY Dance Repertory Ensemble rehearse during a special instructional period. The University’s dance program brings in special lecturers like Goecke who have national dance experience. Goecke served for 12 years as the ballet company and competition director for Birmingham Dance Theatre and was on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham before creating Jumpstart Boot Camp, a weekend program to motivate, advance and build better dancers. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Jennifer “J.V.” Goecke, a Las Vegas-based choreographer and former ballet company and competition director for Birmingham Dance Theatre, works with Troy University’s TROY Dance Repertory Ensemble last week during a special rehearsal aimed at introducing new choreography to the newly formed dance company. Goecke has served as a faculty member of “The Pulse,” a dance convention based with the Broadway Dance Center, and serves a consultant to “Dancing wit the Stars” contestant Toni Braxton, performer Wayne Newton, “Cirque de Soleil” and other casino shows. She is the founder and director of “Jumpstart Boot Camp,” a weekend program to motivate, advance and build better dancers. She is a Huntsville native. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)