TEACHER: JEANNE TRAXLER was an original founder of the PB&J Dance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1976 and in Massachusetts in 1980.
She teaches PB&J Dance Classes for Kids and co-directs the SMALL FEETS dance company.
is also involved in dance and the Child international, an organization whose mission is to increase and develop opportunities for young people to experience dance as creators, performers, and spectators throughout the world.
She was the USA Chapter National Treasurer and has taught for daCi at the international meeting in Finland in 1997 and at two National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conferences.
She is also a founding member and on the organizing committee of the Children's Dance Festival, an annual day of dance workshops and performances for and by children.
has taught workshops for all of the Dance Across the City days, the Dance for World Community Festival, and at the Wang Theater's
has also choreographed six elementary school musicals in Brookline, for one of which, she
collaborated on lyrics for the original music.
choreographic work has received grants from the Massachusetts and Brookline Arts Council
Jean is not only a great movement instructor, she is a great early childhood educator.
incorporates books and "story dances" as well as other learning opportunities into every class.
My shy, slow, uncoordinated little boy has blossomed after almost 9 months, and is much more physically confident.
My favorite: she
teaches them how to fall!
A bigger kid bowled my son over the other day and he
said "Mom, I did a "trip" fall!
My daughter can't imagine not dancing with Jeanne!