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Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader

  • Senior Lecturer in Dance, Theater & Dance

Education & Professional History

University of the Arts, BFA.

At Carleton since 2001.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Theater & Dance

Jennifer A. Bader is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Carleton College, and was a 2014 guest choreographer for the Carleton College Semaphore Dance Company. In 2016 and 2017 Jennifer received two separate grants from Carleton College to create a web-based ballet book for college students that will be launched in the fall of 2017.

Jennifer holds a B.F.A from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, where she had extensive training and performing opportunities. She augmented her training in New York and in San Diego. In 1992, she returned to Minneapolis and joined the Minnesota Dance Theatre Company. While performing she also taught the Young Children’s, Adult, and Performing Arts Divisions, and was Assistant to the Artistic Director of MDT for ten years. Jennifer has also taught and performed at the Children’s Theatre, and has performed with Independent Choreographers in Minneapolis. In August of 2002 and 2004 she traveled to Yaroslavl, Russia to participate in Link Vostok’s “International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga.” There, she was Assistant to the Executive Director and taught ballet and modern. For eighteen years, Jennifer also taught ballet, and choreographed for First Year Dance Project at St. Olaf College. She has also taught ballet and variations at Mankato State College and taught ballet and choreographed for the St. Cloud State University dance department. In addition to teaching at Carleton College, Jennifer teaches ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and choreographs for independent schools in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

Profile updated March 15, 2018

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