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Our Instructors

Jenn Howells
Jenn has been dancing for over 13 years studying ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance under the direction of Gail Vartanian. She has been teaching dance at Contempra for 5 years. During this time, Jenn helped to establish a strong teen/adult ballet program at Contempra, including a beginner pointe lesson for adults, and teaches a large portion of children’s dance classes including the “Lil’ Princess Creative Dance”. For 12 years she has been ContempraDance School’s office manager. Jenn’s other hidden talent is designing tutus and has made hundreds of dance recital costumes for the children’s classes for ContempraDance School’s annual recital. Since 2004, Jenn has assisted with ContempraDance Theatre, a non-profit professional dance company, helping to organize shows, write grants, costume design, as an “extra” in performances, and managing ticket sales among other things. Jenn currently dances in Merge Dance Company, a Philadelphia based company. Prior to ContempraDance, Jenn was a highly requested corporate software trainer. She taught employees and management at corporations such as Wyeth Ayerst, Wawa, Comcast, Radian Guarantee, Verizon, Astra Zeneca, and IBX. Jenn has an Associate’s Degree in Business, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Religious Studies from Albright College. She graduated Albright College summa cum laude and is a lifetime member of the Albright College Honors Society and Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honors society. Jenn loves to be at ContempraDance every day and plans to be here for a very long time!

375 West Lancaster Ave, Strafford Shopping Center
Wayne, PA 19087