Jennifer Armstrong is a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Louis. She holds degrees in Dance, Math and Secondary Education. Jennifer has extensive training in ballet and modern and is an accomplished performer, choreographer and teacher. In 2001, she danced with Taylor 2 in Esplanade and later that year joined Modern American Dance Company, the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center (MADCO). She was appointed the company’s Rehearsal Director in 2004 and served as Director and dancer until Spring 2015. MADCO holds five of her works in its current repertoire and she played a major role in the creation of the company’s full-length production of Chimera. She has served as a guest artist at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, State University of New York in Fredonia and as a workshop teacher at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Jennifer has worked with Robert Battle, Janice Garrett, Michael Foley, John Beasant III, Gina Patterson, and Michael Uthoff among many others. In 2010-13, she was the Rehearsal Director for Dance St. Louis’ education and outreach program at Central Visual Performing Arts High School. From 2001-2014, Jennifer was co-owner and Associate Artistic Director of Midwest Dance Academy, Inc located in O’Fallon IL. In addition, she founded Metro Dance Company, NFP in 2006 and still serves as Artistic Director. She is currently working at Sports Medicine & Training Center as the Dance Medicine Coordinator.
Mrs. Armstrong completed her certification in June of 2015 and is currently licensed to teach Level 1 of the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methodology, and is certified on the GYROTONIC Leg Extension Unit. She is a certified Teacher Trainer and was recently selected to study GYROKINESIS Breathing Experience with Juliu Horvath in Germany in September of 2019. Jennifer specializes in dancer applications, as well as principles of the psoas. She is thrilled to be a part of the Gyrotonic family and continue to share her passion for teaching and knowledge of the body to all walks of life at Gyrotonic St. Louis Central.