Jennifer Wheeler was born and raised in the tidewater
region of Virginia. She started dancing
at the age of 7 in local dance studios.
Her early achievements include the title of Miss Junior Chesapeake 1985,
as well as choreographing for her high school dance team. Jennifer graduated with a BA in dance and
theatre from Old Dominion University in 2001.
During her time there, she was a lady Monarch Dance Team member, as well
as a performer and choreographer for the ODU dance concerts. She went on to teach Dance Technique for
local studios as well as Tidewater Community College and Salem High Schools
Visual and Performing Arts Academy.
Jennifer has choreographed many high school productions which include; Hairspray, Grease, Beauty and the Beast,
Sugar, Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
In 2005, she opened her own studio; Transitions Dance Company; which
became a sister studio to the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance for
six years. Eventually merging the two
companies, Jennifer is currently a dance instructor and choreographer for the
Fusion Dance Team at ACCD. Jennifer has
won many awards that include; Best
Choreography, Top Score,
as well as Most
on a regional and national level.
include; Governors Magnet teacher award, as well as writing Dance Education
curriculum for the Virginia Beach School Board of Education.