Jennifer Deckert, Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Wyoming Jennifer is a native of St. Louis, Missouri where she began her training with Alexandra Zaharias. She received a BFA in ballet performance from University of Utah, performing with Character Dance Ensemble, Eastern Arts Ensemble, and Utah Ballet. She continued to perform with Utah Ballet and choreograph for department productions as she received her MFA in ballet teaching, choreography, and research. Jennifer was then invited to join Roxey Ballet, under the direction of Mark Roxey. While with Roxey Ballet she had the opportunity to further develop her performing, teaching, and choreography skills while performing and showcasing her choreography in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and surrounding areas.