Choreographer, Teacher

Salt Lake City, UT
United States


Ms. van Klaveren received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the prestigious Ballet Department at the University of Utah. Launching a professional dancing career, she sailed around the globe with Norwegian, Pacific-Venus Japanese, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Later, as a staff member of the United Spirit Association, Jessica instructed camp participants in the fundamentals of high school dance/drill teams, while also teaching ballet technique at local competition studios. Yearning for the footlights, Ms. van Klaveren relocated to Las Vegas where her dancing was enjoyed by two new audiences: families viewing the enchanting “Show In The Sky” at the Rio Hotel and fervent fans of the Las Vegas Gladiators Arena Football Team. Excitedly shifting towards a career in education, Jessica received her Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah and became the Dance Teacher at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. Continuing her enthusiasm for teaching, Jessica joined the faculty of Valley Academy Charter School and Desert Edge Dance Company, both in Southern Utah. Currently, Ms. van Klaveren is sharing her artistic passion as the Dance Instructor and Dance Company Advisor at Kearns High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
Carnival Cruise LinesDancerCarnival Entertainment
Norwegian Cruise LinesDancerJean Ann Ryan Productions
Pacific Venus Japanese Cruise ShipsDancerHire Notes Inc.
"Show in the Sky" Rio Hotel & CasinoDancerDick Foster Productions
Las Vegas GladiatorsDancerArena Football League
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Kearns High SchoolDance TeacherGranite School District
Valley Academy Charter SchoolDance TeacherK-7 dance and movement
Desert Edge Dance CompanyDance Instructorballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom
Bingham High SchoolDance TeacherJordan School District
United Spirit AssociationDance Instructordance/drill middle & high school camps
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
Master of ArtsUniversity of UtahTeaching and Learning
Bachelor of Fine ArtsUniversity of UtahBallet (Teaching Emphasis)