Ballet, Contemporary, & Jazz
Jenna Swartz began her training at Enterline's Dance Center (Mifflinburg, PA) and the Williamsport Civic Ballet (Williamsport, PA) under the instruction of Alicia Little. She has attended summer intensive programs at The Rock School for Dance, The Joffrey Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. After high school she attended Mercyhurst University on dance and academic scholarships where she graduated in 2020 with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Pre-Health Science. Under the instruction of Tauna Hunter, C. Noelle Partusch, Lesley Scalise, Jennifer McNamara, and Mark and Solveig Santillano, Jenna had many performance opportunities, holding soloist roles in Raw Edges and demi soloist roles in Giselle. While at Mercyhurst, she was able to have many choreographic opportunities as well as travel abroad with the Liturgical Dance Ensemble, be a member of the Mercyhurst University Dance Team, and attend events such as Project Dance. Jenna has danced with SoMar Dance Works of Erie for three years, as well as been a guest artist, returning to Central PA to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Jenna is extremely excited to begin her first year with Erie Dance Conservatory instructing Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary.