Jennifer Bishop has been teaching, performing, adjudicating, choreographing and producing for over 20 years. (now you’re trying to figure out how old I could possibly BE?) She is highly sought after as a dance coach, performer & consultant. Gandalf, himself, (Sir Ian McKellan) tops her list of celebrity students.
Jennifer has been a resident instructor at HARBOUR DANCE CENTRE for over 20 years. She is co-founder of THE WEST COAST TAP DANCE COLLECTIVE and has served as Vancouver Co-Representative for THE INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE ASSOCIATION.
As a choreographer her credits include numerous commercials, TV shows, feature films and theatre productions. She has had the privilege of performing on the Vancouver stage at The Arts Club Stanley Theatre (West Side Story, Singin’ in The Rain & Cabaret), The Vancouver Playhouse (Guys & Dolls and The Music Man), The Vogue Theatre (Godspell), The Centennial Theatre (Godspell and The Wizard of Oz), Harmony Arts Festival, Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Vancouver Tap Festival and Theatre Under the Stars (West Side Story x 2!). Her performing career has allowed her to travel across North America and as far as Taiwan for an adventure as a singer with a top 40/funk band.
In 2007, Jennifer found a fabulous dance space and The Rhythm Room was created. A place for all things percussive!
Jennifer is actively involved in the community, supporting up and coming dancers and encouraging their continued growth through exploration in their studies with as many different instructors they can experience. She endeavors to stay active as an artist through studying different forms of dance, jamming with her husband, Bill Costin and dancing with their daughter, Olivia Love.