Jennifer Thiessen Bio

“Cirque Du Soleil Assistant Choreographer”

Jennifer, originally from Sydney, Australia, grew up training in all styles of dance, specializing in ballet and gymnastics. She then went on to receive an education in Musical Theatre at an elite theatre school in Sydney. Her skills have taken her to stages across the world, until she met her Canadian husband, and decided to call Canada home! She still performs,choreographs, and teaches across North America. Recent American credits include Newsies (Forestburgh NY, Assistant Director/Choreographer), Dance Captain for Guys and Dolls (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, NY), Saturday Night Fever (National Tour, Northcore Productions). Other credits include a Broadway World nomination for Best Original Choreography for her work on Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (LOT, Toronto), Aladdin (Choreographer, Mandat Theatre, Dubai), Toronto Pan AM Games Opening Ceremony (Assistant Choreographer, Cirque Du Soleil). Other performance Credits include Mamma Mia!, Crazy for You, Singin’ in the Rain (Capitol Theatre), West Side Story (Rainbow Stage). TV: Masters Of Illusions (Season 2, CW Network, Illusionist Assistant).

Jennifer also worked on several original shows for Carnival Cruise Lines and has worked as both an Aerialist and Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Jennifer is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, and a member of Canadian Actors Equity Association. Jennifer loves working with and educating tomorrow’s talent and believes that with hard work anything is possible! Instagram: @jenniferclareorgan