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FACULTY

Meet the First Position Team

JENNY PULLON

Principal and Instructor

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Jenny is the owner of First Position Dance Academy. 

She started her training at the Selby Dance Centre while also becoming an associate student with The Northern Ballet Theatre. At age 16, she became a full time student at The Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she was awarded with a full government scholarship. She is trained in ballet (and pointe), tap, modern, jazz, contemporary and commercial dance using the RAD, ISTD, IDTA and BBO syllabuses. In July 2018, Jenny also gained her certification to teach Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). 

After graduating from college, she took her first professional contracts dancing aboard 4 ships with Carnival Cruise Lines. For 2 of these contracts, she was selected to install brand new shows and had the opportunity to work directly with choreographers in Las Vegas. Back on land, Jenny has performed in music videos, films and many musicals including FAME (as Iris Kelly), Little Women the Musical (as Amy March) and as a featured dancer/dance captain in Hair with First Act Productions. Jenny is also a graduate of Toronto's Second City Conservatory program and often performs sketch and improv in Toronto with various troupes. In 2019 her troupe took to the stage in The Toronto Fringe Festival with the original show Friendly Fire. 
After deciding to leave the dance stage, Jenny has worked creatively as a choreographer and teacher all over Toronto and the GTA. She recently won an ACTCO Thea Award for Best Choreography for Anne of Green Gables (Oshawa Little Theatre) and returned to  OLT in 2019 to choreograph Footloose. She will be teaming up with Theatre Unlimited in Mississauga to choreograph Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2020. 

She is thrilled that she is following her dream by opening up her own academy and hopes to inspire the next generation to love the stage as much as she does.

MEGAN SCHROEDER

Guest Teacher - Summer Camps

FACULTY

Meet the First Position Team

JENNY PULLON

Principal and Instructor

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Jenny is the owner of First Position Dance Academy. 

She started her training at the Selby Dance Centre while also becoming an associate student with The Northern Ballet Theatre. At age 16, she became a full time student at The Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she was awarded with a full government scholarship. She is trained in ballet (and pointe), tap, modern, jazz, contemporary and commercial dance using the RAD, ISTD, IDTA and BBO syllabuses. In July 2018, Jenny also gained her certification to teach Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). 

After graduating from college, she took her first professional contracts dancing aboard 4 ships with Carnival Cruise Lines. For 2 of these contracts, she was selected to install brand new shows and had the opportunity to work directly with choreographers in Las Vegas. Back on land, Jenny has performed in music videos, films and many musicals including FAME (as Iris Kelly), Little Women the Musical (as Amy March) and as a featured dancer/dance captain in Hair with First Act Productions. Jenny is also a graduate of Toronto's Second City Conservatory program and often performs sketch and improv in Toronto with various troupes. In 2019 her troupe took to the stage in The Toronto Fringe Festival with the original show Friendly Fire. 
After deciding to leave the dance stage, Jenny has worked creatively as a choreographer and teacher all over Toronto and the GTA. She recently won an ACTCO Thea Award for Best Choreography for Anne of Green Gables (Oshawa Little Theatre) and returned to  OLT in 2019 to choreograph Footloose. She will be teaming up with Theatre Unlimited in Mississauga to choreograph Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2020. 

She is thrilled that she is following her dream by opening up her own academy and hopes to inspire the next generation to love the stage as much as she does.

MEGAN SCHROEDER

Guest Teacher - Summer Camps

Megan Schroeder B.F.A. Hons., B. Ed., OCT, Hons. Spec. Dance

Megan Schroeder is a Dance Educator with the Toronto District School Board. For the last 14 years, she has been employed by Claude Watson School for the Arts where she teaches Dance to grade 4 – 8 students. In addition to receiving her undergraduate degree in Dance from York, she also received her Junior/Intermediate teaching qualifications from YU’s Faculty of Ed. in the specialized Fine Arts division.

After completing her Honors Specialist in Dance at York University in 2007, Megan has gone on to take an active role in Professional Dance, and Dance Education initiatives across the province. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Little Pear Garden Collective, as well as the Executive committee for the Pulse Ontario Dance Conference. She has also been involved in curriculum reform, and has taken the lead on various writing projects for the Ministry of Education. These experiences have ignited her passion for providing professional development opportunities to Ontario Certified Teachers in order to help increase the presence of quality dance education in our province’s schools.

THIS COULD BE YOU

Seeking Volunteers

Are you a student with dance experience looking for experience? We are always looking for new people to join our family and assist in classes on Saturdays and in our free summer dance camps.

Email jenny@fpdance.ca for more details. 

 

Perks:

See how the class room works from the other side. Our studio teachers will help mentor your and give you a taste of what it might be like to become a dance educator and choreographer. Volunteers with the studio will gain supervised teaching experience and discounted dance classes (some conditions apply).