The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location of Prima Elite Academy of Dance at 1434 North Main Ave, Scranton. The studio offers dance in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop.
Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty of Dunmore, owner of Prima Elite Academy of Dance, expressed thanks to all who helped, including her husband, mother, father and all of the parents.
A native of Pittston, Jennifer began her dance training at the age of three. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, she was a scholarship student at Point Park University Conservatory where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Magna Cum Laude, with a concentration in ballet from Point Park.
Upon graduation, Jennifer moved to Chicago where she continued to dance on scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. There, Jennifer continued her training with Claire Baulieu, Julie Nakagawa Böttcher, and Lucas Crandall. Jennifer also performed on tour with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both as an ensemble member and featured dancer.
Jennifer has been teaching dance instruction since she was 15 years old. She has conducted numerous master classes for students of all ages. Jennifer and her husband, Kevin Haggerty, have two children, Kevin, 5 and Giovanna, 3.
For more information, call Jennifer Griglock-Haggerty at (570) 815-4335; Francene Dudziec, The University of Scranton SBDC at (570) 941-4168 or visit www.facebook.com/primaeliteacademyofdance.