Jacquelene Boucard, graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah with emphasis in teaching, performance, choreography and kinesiology. While at the university she was a member of Performing Dance Company and studied with Shirley Ririe, Joan Woodbury, Susan McLain and Sally Sevey Fitt. In 2007 she completed her studies and certification with Polestar Pilates. She has over twenty years of teaching experience throughout the United States and Europe.
Ms. Boucard has been an Off-Ice Pro at DSC for over 16 years. In that time she has worked with national, world and Olympic competitors such as Alissa Czisny, Jeremy Abbott, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Massimo Scali, Federica Faiella and Yuka Sato. Jacquelene trains skaters of all ages and skating disciplines. She can create choreography and develop artistic expression on and off the ice. She currently teaches ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, choreography, improvisation, flexibility, creative movement and Pilates.
Ms. Boucard served as adjunct faculty at Oakland University for over twelve years instructing technique courses in ballet, modern dance and jazz. She was a member of Eisenhower Dance Ensemble for seven seasons, touring the country and performing works by internationally recognized choreographers such as David Parsons, Mel Wong, Doris Humphrey, Bill deYoung, Demetrius Klein and Laurie Eisenhower. While teaching numerous artist-in-residency programs in K-12 schools, she developed curriculum to teach students about the creative process. In addition to creating choreography for world-class competitive figure skaters, her work has been seen in the repertoire of EDE, Oakland Dance Theater, Center Dance Ensemble and Company Verdingh. While living in Belgium for two years she taught, choreographed and performed with Balletschool Verdingh and Dans Atelier.
Since 1993, Ms. Boucard has brought her teaching skills with warmth, creativity and expertise to skaters and dancers of all ages and levels.