Teaching Artist: Hip Hop & Street Jazz
Joleen has been dancing since the age of 4. She was the captain of her high school dance team and later returned to be the advisor. Joleen joined our Academy faculty in 2013 to lead Hip Hop classes. Now on her 6th year of teaching, she is expanding instruction to include offerings in breakdancing and street styles of hip hop. Joleen is the president of Black Hills Dance Theatre and has Co-Chaired several Nutcrackers and touring companies, such as River North Chicago, TU, Mark Morris Dance Group and Keigwin. Joleen and her husband own Vanway Trophy, and have three dancing offspring. Joleen also managed her photography business for more than 20 years, and provides many of the beautiful images of our performances you see in our newsletters, brochures and website media. She is excited to team with Ms. Miranda to provide more levels for Hip Hop classes for the 2018-2019 season.