Teachers at the Old Town School

Jen Guglielmi Cleary

Kids Dance & Movement

Creative Movement, Modern and Ballet

Jen fosters a fun and inspiring learning environment that encourages individual creativity & expression, cooperation & leadership skills, and a lifelong love for dance.

Students focus on fundamentals of dance technique and explore essential dance concepts using Anne Green Gilbert's philosophy of BrainDance and themes from Laban Movement & Bartinieff Fundamentals.

Class emphasizes the joy of movement and the empowerment of learning new skills. Students' progress is celebrated twice a year through an exciting, inclusive family Dance Party.

Jen began taking dance lessons at the age of 3 and has been movin' & groovin' her way through life ever since. She grew up having impromptu dance parties and performances whenever an opportunity presented itself.

In 2011 Jen received one of Old Town School's first commissions for her piece "Shuffling Through Snapshots" which celebrated the everyday movements at the school.

In Chicago, Jen has performed her own work at Links Hall, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse and the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has performed with RTG Dance, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Open House Dance, and Dim Sum Dance.

Mostly she enjoys the positive feelings dance brings into her life and she can't wait to bust a move with you in class!

Photo by Nadia Oussenko

Education: B.A., Dance, Denison University

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2008

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4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000