Mr. Jensen has over 35 years of experience dancing, teaching, choreographing and adjudicating. A full member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Stage Division Tap and Jazz, and also a former Director on the Ontario Branch of the C.D.T.A., Mr. Jensen has also attained his Advanced 1 Cecchetti through examination by the National Ballet of Canada, has successfully acquired his Module 1 and Module 2 with Acrobatic Arts, and is a post graduate and scholarship recipient of the Dance Master’s of America Teacher’s Training School in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Modern. Mr. Jensen is now on staff at the Rythum Plus Dance Company (Director Trish Thompson Creamer) Dance Works Millcreek (Director Kristina Obelienius) Theater Dance Academy (Director Barbara Szabunia Forrest) and Ballet Etc. (Director Jane Elliot). As co-founder and director of the PROFESSIONAL ADJUDICATOR’S ALLIANCE, Mr. Jensen and his partner Scott Kufske hope to unite and educate adjudicators across North America, as well as help young and aspiring new adjudicators get a fantastic start to the world of judging!
Mr. Jensen has been a freelance teacher in southwestern Ontario for many years, training and developing his talents as an inspiring choreographer and instructor. His award-winning choreography has been showcased at many competitions and festivals throughout Ontario. He has studied with such teachers as Dulcie Lee in Melbourne Australia, Sam Fiorello, Bob Rizzo, Gus Giordano, Tom Ralabate, Anthony Morigerato, and Mike Minery. He has also taught workshops, summer schools and master classes across Canada and the United States. Some of Mr. Jensen’s students have gone on to The National Ballet of Canada, Boston Ballet School, Point Park, The New York City Rockets, The Hochschule fur Schauspielkun, Berlin, Germany, and even Broadway. Other students have achieved many film and television credits.
Mr. Jensen is an accomplished and in demand adjudicator, judging competitions across Canada annually. He has danced professionally in many industrial shows nationally, has worked professionally with Patti Labelle, Rita McNeil, the Bare Naked Ladies, Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon. He has appeared in several movies, commercials and T.V. specials. Mr. Jensen has been the choreographer for Genentech/Roche Pharmaceuticals Annual General Meeting; working with the senior executives and marketing department directors to help produce their opening awards ceremonies in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr Jensen’s latest endeavor has been to dive into the world of Podcasting!! He has successfully launched the Dance Comp Chat podcast where he is found chatting and discussing all things in the world of Dance Competitions with amazing guests and artists from across Canada.