Modern, the most creative of the dance forms, is loosely structured and dramatic. Our Modern technique is influenced by the styles of Graham, Limon, Ailey, Taylor, with special emphasis on lyrical, African, primitive and liturgical styles. Modern is offered to ages 5 and older, beginning levels through professional. Ballet is highly recommended as a companion to Modern.

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Jennifer Venable Austin

owner/artistic director

Jennifer, a Knoxville (Bearden) native, was an original member of the East Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble.  Following high school, she majored in dance at The University of Tennessee, performing as a soloist for UT's New Repertory Dance Company.  She continued her dance training in New York City.  Her modern dance training was with the Martha Graham Company, Alvin Ailey, and Limon School.  Her ballet training was with the Joffrey Ballet. Jennifer's extensive jazz training includes Bob Fosse, Luigi, Frank Hatchett, and Joe Tremaine.

Jennifer teaches over 20 classes weekly including:

Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater and her favorite - YOGA.

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Arts in Motion Advanced Modern 2008

Choreographer:  Jennifer Venable Austin

Arts In Motion

Kingston Studio (865) 376-0295 * Rockwood Studio (865) 354-8969