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  Teaching Experience

  (2007 - Present)

  • Conservatory of the Ballet Arts (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Cincinnati Ballet - Summer Program (Cincinnati, OH)  

  • BOUNCE! Dance Competition and Convention (NYC, NY) 

  • Stony Brook University (Long Island, NY) 

  • University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)

  • University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

  • University of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual & Performance (Dallas, TX)

  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX)

  • Dance Masters of America (Toronto CA) 

  • Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Orange County High School of the Arts (Orange County, CA) 

  • Idyllwild Arts Academy (Idyllwild, CA) 

  • Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Summer Camp (Steamboat Springs, CO)

  • Dance Stop (Bordentown, NJ) 

  • Dance Industry (Plano, TX)

  • Pacific Arts Dance Center  (Del Mar, CA)

  • Arts Dance Center (Shreveport, LA) 

  • American Academy of Ballet (Williamsville, NY)

  • Karen Kelly’s Dance Center (Clarence, NY)

  • Kingwood Dance Center (Kingwood, TX)

  • Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance (Ridgefield, CT)

  • Vitacca Dance Project (Houston, TX)

  • Dance Zone (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Neglia Ballet Artists (Buffalo, NY)

  • Plumb Performing Arts Center (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Tempe Dance Academy, (Tempe, AZ)

  • Dance Barn NDI (Santa Fe, NM)

  • Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque NM) 

  • Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance (Chino, CA) 



  • Cincinnati Ballet Summer Intensive (2016, 2020, 2021)

  • Stony Brook University (2017) 

  • Regional Dance America - NCI (2016)

  • University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (2015- Present)

  • String on the Mountain, Steamboat Springs CO (2015)

  • Houston High School of the Visual and Performing Arts - Houston, TX (2013 – 2018)

  • American Academy of Ballet - Williamsville, NY (2012 – 2022)

  • Dance Zone - Las Vegas, NV (2013)

  • Tempe Dance Academy - Tempe, AZ  (2014)

  • Plumb Performing Arts Center - Scottsdale, AZ (2010-Present)

  • Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp - Steamboat Springs, CO  (2002-2015)

  Dance Studios

  Year round teaching 


  • Dance Stop - Parlin NJ, (present)

  • Dance Theater of NJ - Oakland NJ (guest artist)

  • Belliston Dance Academy - Littleton, CO (2008-2010)

  • Off Broadway Academy of Dance - Denver CO (2008-2010)

  • Dual Star - Highlands Ranch, CO (2008 - 2010)

  • Cambria Academy of Dance - Westfield, NJ (2006 - 2007)

  • Encore Center for the Performing Arts - Dunellen NJ (2004 - 2006)

  • American Academy of Ballet - Williamsville, NY (1997 - 2022)

  • David DeMarie Dance Studio - Clarence, NY (1997-2000) 

    • Created their first Modern Program

    • Taught Ballet, Modern 

Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Progressive Ballet Technique 
Contemporary, Jazz
Ballet, Modern
Ballet, Jazz, Modern
Ballet, Lyrical, Modern
Ballet, Modern

Arts in Education

Jennifer Golonka is an award winning dance educator and freelance choreographer. Golonka has taught and created works at many dance studios, high schools for the performing arts, and Universities around the country.  


Ms. Golonka is a Teaching Artist for Arts Connection and was featured in the January 2014 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine (found below) for her work on the DELLTA program, (Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts). Jennifer recently created a Dance For Camera course for 8th grade students, designed to help them hone their inner artist while building language and collaborative skills. Jennifer was honored to receive the 2015 Janklow Award, naming her Teaching Artist of the year.


Golonka has worked on the following grants - DELLTA program, (Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts), Digital DELLTA, (Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts), Met for Life.  


Some schools that Golonka has been involved with through these programs include:

  • PS - 19q

  • PS - 68

  • PS - 29 

  • PS - 239 

  • PS - 129 

  • PS - 168

  • PS - 203x 

  • PS - 91q

  • PS - 16r

  • JHS - 185

“Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for – liberation.”

– Martha Graham

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