Glen Jenkins has been involved in dance, voice, and piano the majority of his life. He was a 1998 recipient of the Alabama State Piano Sonatina Scholarship allowing him to perform with the Alabama State Symphony at age 18. Turning his focus to dance, Glen is a former "Mr. Dance America 2001", former principal dancer with "Souletry Performance Ensemble" out of Panama City, principal dancer with "Alabama Contemporary Dance Company", dancer for the Nationally Televised "America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program", and Finalist to "Mr. Senior West Coast Dance Explosion" held in Las Vegas. He has performed with artists such as "Third Phaze", Billy Gilman and worked alongside of choreographers Bradley Taylor, DJ Guthrie, Nick Watkins, and Dena Rizzo. Glen has been a guest Teacher/Choreographer for studios & organizations across the United States. His choreography has won him numerous awards and has been featured on ESPN & Oxygen cable networks. He is currently performing with the "Eastern Shore Choral Society" and is on staff as a Judge and Master Teacher with "PrimeTime Dance Competition" and "Showbiz National Dance Competition". He is currently on staff with Broadway South Dance (Mobile, AL) and Sherian’s School of Dance (Foley, AL) where his students hold Regional and National Titles. Glen is also member of "Dance Teachers United".
Jessica Malone Kynaston
Jessica Malone Kynaston began her dance training at Herndon's Dance Center in Mobile, Alabama. Jessica continued her dance training by attending Dunbar School of Creative and Performing Arts and John L. LeFlore High School where she was a member and soloist in Moving Images Dance Company, as well as attending the High School Dance Festival in Miami, FL. At age 13 and 14 she received scholarships to the summer ballet intensive at the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York City. She has also attended summer dance programs at Florida Dance Festival, Pensacola Junior College, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Steps on Broadway, and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. While there Jessica studied with famous teachers David Howard, Dorothy Lister, Finis Jung, Robert Atwood, Mia Michaels, Frank Hatchett, and many others. Jessica was a member and featured soloist of Parapluie Dance Company from 1994-1999. In 1998 she performed the role of Sugar Plum Fairy with Azalea City Ballet Nutcracker and was a guest artist in Ballet Mississippi's production of the Nutcracker. During her senior year of high school she was a member of Mobile Ballet Company, where she performed in the Nutcracker and the original production of Dracula. She has received scholarships to Joffrey Ballet School, Ballet Mississippi, School of the Hartford Ballet, and University of Hartford's BA in dance program. During her freshman year of college Jessica majored in dance at the University of Hartford on scholarship, was a member of the touring ensemble associated with the Hartford Ballet Company, and taught dance to school age children at inner city schools. At age 19 she was accepted into Joffrey Ballet School trainee program. Jessica has taught dance in Mobile and Daphne. She currently has a masters degree in Forensic Psychology and is employed as a Victim Advocate at Penelope House in Mobile Alabama. She also has a second masters degree in Counseling. Ms Jessica was recently selected to attend floor barre certification in NYC in August, 2016.
Tristan Reynolds - Guest Instructor
Beginning dance at the age of 11, Tristan started training at a studio in south Alabama. Soon after training in many styles, he began participating in conventions, learning a variety of techniques from top choreographers. At the age of 16, Tristan started dancing alongside and under the direction of choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Twitch, Travis Wall, John Crutchman, Joe Lanteri, and many others. Since then, he has been the recipient of the Steps School intensive scholarship, Complexions Summer intensive scholarship, and has become a national known performer winning top scholarship at many different acclaimed convention circuits. He has been a featured performer alongside Justin Giles at SoulEscape, received the title of top oustanding dancer finalist at NYCDA's national event, has been a proud member of Ellenore Scott's company, ELSCO, and has been a call back contestant for Vegas week on So You Think You Can Dance season 11 and 12, where he stood out to the judges because of his unique style. He currently lives in New York City assisting teachers at studios such as Broadway Dance Center and Steps Off Broadway. He has been a featured performer for pieces in Choreographer's carnival in NYC and LA. In addition, he has been the recipient of many outstanding choreography awards, known for his innovative style, pushing the boundaries of contemporary and hip hop.