Jennifer Whitcomb earned her BFA in Dance and Education from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981. She attended the Effort/Shape Certification Program at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies during her junior year of college. Upon graduating she returned to Boston where she performed with Boston Dance Collective and the Massachusetts Dance Ensemble, and taught dance and creative movement in public schools. In 1987 she moved to Western Massachusetts and received her State Dance Teacher Certification from the University of Massachusetts. She founded Deerfield’s dance program in 1989 and she has directed it for the past 23 years. Ms. Whitcomb is also a certified Purusha Pilates/yoga instructor.