Jenna Tormey, a teaching artist, and arts administrator, will receive her B.A. in Dance and Business Administration with concentrations in Dance Education, Choreography, and Arts Administration from Muhlenberg College in May 2021. As a lover of the arts, she has learned to implement creativity, discipline, and confidence in as many aspects of her life as possible. She is heavily involved in the dance department at Muhlenberg, which has allowed her to share her passion for the arts with others through performance and education. She is an active member of the Muhlenberg Dance Association, and a teaching artist for the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center, where she teaches ballet techniques to young dancers in the Lehigh Valley community. She has been given the opportunity to dance in numerous productions and work with faculty and guest choreographers including Yoshito Sakuraba, Heidi-Cruz Austin, and Randall Anthony Smith. She also recently choreographed her first work titled “Supported,” and hopes to continue to showcase her choreography in the future.
The business department, on the other hand, fosters her analytical and interpersonal skills. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in arts administration while also teaching dance. For fifteen years she has been focused on her performances, and now as she prepares to transition to her career, she finds herself inspired by those who bring the arts to life behind the scenes. She has received first-hand experience working as a receptionist at Mariann’s School of Dance, interning at New York City Ballet in the Membership Department, interning remotely for Metamorphosis Agency, and interning in the education department of Adirondak Shakespeare Company. Through these experiences, she was able to foster the skills she has learned at Muhlenberg and prepare herself for a career post-graduation.