Jenefer is a native of Michigan and has studied dance and acting all across the country. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from Oakland University and a MAEd from the University of Phoenix. While attending OU, her choreography was faculty selected to be presented at Cornell University for the American College Dance Festival. She has appeared on stage with Tap 24.7, Scuff'd Up, Especially Tap Chicago, the Detroit Tap Festival, and Oakland Dance Theatre. Jen has studied with and performed in shows alongside legends such as Jason Samuels Smith, Ben Vereen, Sarah Reich, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker, Barbara Duffy, Robert Reed, Debbie Allen, the Nicholas Brothers, Harold "Stumpy" Cromer, and Heather Cornell. Jenefer has danced, taught, or choreographed for prestigious tap organizations such as the Detroit Tap Festival honoring the legendary Nicholas Brothers, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Motor City Tap Fest, and the St. Louis Tap Festival.
Fondly referred to as JMill, she also has a passion for musical theatre and serves as the director and choreographer for Kyrene Community Theatre where she has directed over 30 shows. "During the day", she is a full time middle school theatre teacher and also coaches and judges speech and forensics events for middle and high schools and runs an improv troupe. She is the founder and producer of Just West of Broadway, a theatre convention designed for dancers, actors, and singers ages 14 and up. The weekend intensive consists of classes in acting, on-camera acting, dance for musical theatre, improv, voice-over, tap, and more. She is the co-founder and co-director of Tap 24.7, a professional tap company in Phoenix. For the past few years, she and tap partner Suzy Guarino have been co-producing, writing, and directing full length tap dance shows hosting tap dancers from all over the world. Teaching tap is her passion and you can find her at Dance Studio 111 and Take Five Dance, where she is currently on faculty in Phoenix. Come join Tap 24.7 and friends in Phoenix for our first mini-tap fest and full length tap show In the Pocket, May 23-25, 2014! Visit her website at www.jmillproductions.com.
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