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DANCE - FACULTY BIOS

Dance Bios

 

Juan Enrique Roque Irizarry Jr obtained a BA in Anthropology/Sociology with a Dance Studies minor from Knox College. As a versatile dancer he trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. Juan Enrique attended, participated, and choreographed for American College Dance Festival (ACDA) for three years, participated in RAD Fest, Dance Chicago, and even studied abroad in Ghana, Africa examining West African dance, drumming, and music. Juan Enrique is currently a dancer at Innervation Dance Cooperative, founder of his dance company, J.E.R.I. Productions, and a Co-Founder of Pandora’s Box Dance Crew. His choreographic work represents the struggles and understandings of identity. Juan Enrique’s exploration and passion of dance still continues to flourish today and provides an anthropological and sociological influence through his teachings.

Lesley Swanson has been a licensed instructor since January 2014 and loves helping others feel fit and strong while having a great time with great music. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow her lead. It's easy! For more information on Lesley, visit http://lesleyswanson.zumba.com/.