Jen is our owner and head coach. Jen has been certified by USA Gymnastics, has taught all-around gymnastics and tumbling and has extensive knowledge in cheerleading. She wants to be able to provide kids with a way to have fun and learn to tumble and dance, but also to learn proper technique to avoid injury both short-term and long-term. She majored in child development at the U (Go Utes!), loves working with kids and is an adrenaline junkie. Her favorite dance styles are Latin ballroom and hip hop, but she loves to choreograph all styles of dance. Her choreography has won numerous awards and competitions and conventions and she has created National Champions out of her students. Jen took two of her students under her wing, and in two short years made them the 2018 National Amateur Dancesport Champions in Junior I & II Rhythm.
Jen is available for Master Classes or to choreograph group routines, solos/duos/trios, wedding dances, or as a judge. She is willing to travel to meet new students and studios and looks forward to traveling each year to place choreo on her favorite studios. Her energy is contagious and she will leave you exhausted yet wanting more!
Marina is our resident ballroom coach. Marina is an award winning dancer and coach who has performed and competed ballroom locally and internationally for over 16 years. She was the head coach of the University of Utah ballroom team for 10 years. Marina co-coaches our student ballroom class and is also involved with teaching our ballroom socials and classes.
She is the QUEEN of technique and can take any dancer to the next level. We are SO excited to have her on the LiveWire Team.
Marina is a certified Yoga teacher and is available for schools/corporate/private events to create a personalized Yoga session just for you!
Marina is also available for private/semi private ballroom lessons.
Kennedi is a freshman at BYU. She has been dancing for 15 years and 7 of those years have been with LiveWire. She loves working at LiveWire and has learned so much. She loves the community that LiveWire has provided her.
Abigail has been dancing since she was three years old. She absolutely loves being a coach at LiveWire. She says, "From the amazing co-workers to our awesome students it is such a great environment for making friends and learning!" She is currently a college student and is loving it. A fun fact about Abigail is that she's a HUGE One Direction fan and loves anything and everything about them.
Tiana has been dancing since the age of five and has trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. She danced at a few different studios including Xcite and Ethos. She is a three year member of Alta High School Dance Company where she served as the president and head choreographer.
She has taken various classes in New York at Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey and Steps. She has worked with choreographers such as Diego Ballesteros, Kylie Bronk, Alan Salazar, Kirra Cook, and previous Cougarettes Erika Cox and Olivia Simons.
Dance has always been a passion of hers. She hopes to be able to share all that she has learned throughout her life with the dancers that she teaches.
Lauren has been with LiveWire for 6 years and we adore her! She loves being a part of the team. She enjoys choreographing and getting to know the kids as they grow into their passion for dance. Lauren also enjoys dancing, reading, and traveling with her family. She is also a High School PE teacher and has a degree in Physical and Health Education and has worked with Jordan School District for 3 years.
Heather is our office manager and the mother to 4 of our amazing students.
You will see her working away in the back, so when you do make sure to tell her hello so she can get to know you!