Jeannette Sharp Oakes
A native of North Carolina, Jeannette grew up studying dance under the direction of her mother, Sophia Sharp. In high school, she moved to Raleigh, NC and was a member of a modern dance company while also taking classes at Kirstie Spadie's North Carolina Dance Institute. She spent multiple summers in NYC at the Rockettes Summer Intensive and Luigi's Jazz Centre Summer Workshop with the jazz dance legend Eugene Louis "Luigi" Faccuito. Jeannette has studied a spectrum of dance disciplines, including: ballet, tap, theater, jazz, modern, West African (Ghanaian), hip hop, tango, and flamenco. Most recently she spent four weeks in Asia learning about the culture and dance of Thailand, Cambodia and Bali. In Denver, she is a member of local tap company Rocky Mountain Rhythm and enjoys taking a variety of dance and yoga classes in the Boulder/Denver area.She holds a degree in business with a minor in dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and interned with Colorado Ballet Education and Community Engagement before becoming an outreach instructor. Jeannette loves to see her students grow as individuals throughout the Leap N Learn program and seeks to foster a lifetime love of dance of all kinds from a young age.
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