Prof. Jen MacQueen (Part-Time Instructor of Dance)
B.S. in Dance Education, Georgia State University; Areas of Emphasis: Tap, Musical
Jen MacQueen has workshopped new tap pieces for, shared the bill with, and performed alongside many well-known tappers, such as Savion Glover, Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Gregory Hines, Harold Nicholas (of the Nicholas Brothers), Buster Brown, Baakari Wilder, Josh Hilberman, Ayodele Casel, Tony Waag and Lady Di Walker, plus many others. Jen honed her skills as a rhythm tap teacher and choreographer while she danced professionally with The Tap Collective, a rhythm tap company in New York.
Past performance credits include: Pre-Broadway: Laura (title role) and Frankenstein The Musical. Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, That Other Woman's Child and The Elegance and Comedy of Tap at New York's Town Hall Theatre. Off-Off Broadway: A Birthday Surprise, Sky Over Ninevah, Paradise Lost, Take A Chance and Steps Beyond . National Tours: Promises Promises. Recent Regional Theatre: Cats, Chicago, Phantom, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Sophisticated Ladies, Smoke On the Mountain, The Sanders' Family Christmas and The 1940's Radio Hour.
Past choreography credits include: Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces of 2001, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000 and The Elegance and Comedy of Tap. Off-Off Broadway: Cannibal: The Musical, A Birthday Surprise, Mag Mor and The Broadway Dance Performance Outlet. National Tours: Red Hot and Cole and Promises Promises (tap sections). Recent Regional Theatre: Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, Singin' in the Rain, Shrew: The Musical, Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler On the Roof, Chicago, A Year With Frog & Toad, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The World Goes 'Round, Pippin, Company, The 1940's Radio Hour, and many more.
For the past 15+ years, Jen has taught workshops and set works all over the United States. She has won a total of 11 Spotlight Awards for her work as both a choreographer and performer in New York, has been nominated for six Suzi Bass Awards here in Atlanta, has won two Woodie Awards for her work on The World Goes Round and Pippin, and has also won two Barbara Awards for her work on Singin' in the Rain and A Chorus Line. In her spare time, Jen co-owns the circus company CirqueFreaks and can more often than not be found happily spinning on her Cyr Wheel.