Jennifer Oliver holds a B.A. in dance from University of California, Irvine, and a M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. Jennifer has choreographed and performed both locally and internationally receiving a Sator Arts Grant for her performance series Artful Happenings Abound! As an educator and therapist Jennifer has provided creative dance education and artful practices for students and adults for the past 18 years. From 2005 – 2015 Jennifer served as the Associate Director for Young Audiences of San Diego where she co-founded and directed the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO) and the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego. Jennifer is the San Diego representative for the statewide initiative, Teaching Artist Support Collaborative and serves on the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts.
LEADERSHIP GOALS: As I create a ten-year comprehensive dance and youth development curriculum for low-income students in North County San Diego, I hope to receive critical feedback and support from my peers to help solidify my work, write and publish my thinking online and conduct workshops in support of dance in youth development for the local community.