Jennifer Binversie is a professional dancer, arts advocate, and dance educator invested in the development of her students and how the arts can benefit all those who dare to explore. Through her teaching, she has been able to work with both national and international students, providing an environment for artistic growth, experimentation, and encouragement.
A Midwest native, Binversie began her dance training at the Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance and continued on scholarship at the Virginia School of the Arts, later graduating from the Alabama School of Fine Arts under the direction of David Keener. Growing up, her summers were spent studying at various dance intensives, most notably Milwaukee Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Binversie is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Hartford-Hartt School with a BFA in Dance Pedagogy and minors in Entrepreneurial Studies and Performing Arts Management. Additionally, she has completed her master’s studies in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University.
Upon graduating, Binversie began dancing overseas in the South Pacific aboard Holland America Cruise Line. Returning to the U.S. in 2017, Binversie accepted the position as head of the dance department at a private boarding high school in downeast Maine, where she developed a new curriculum for the dancers and brought abstract movement to an isolated community.
To present, her performance career has included works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Martha Graham, and Jose Limon, as well as contemporary artists Viktor Plotnikov, Lambros Lambrou, Timothy O’Donnell, and Michelle Wiles.
While consistently eager to grow in her teaching knowledge, Binversie has completed educational teacher trainings at various institutions such as the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet as well as Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Teacher Training, where she has consistently been a guest presenter.
When not teaching at the Boston Ballet School or dancing herself, you can find Binversie as an adjunct professor at Boston University or instructing Pilates at Upward Spiral Studio in Cambridge, MA.