Faculty Bio

Jacque Genung-Koch

College of Fine Arts and Production



Jacque Genung-Koch is passionate about the importance of movement as part of the education and development process. While her love of dance began with studio training in several different dance styles starting the age of three, she truly found her calling as a dance artist and educator while in college. She earned her M.A.Ed. and teaching certificate for Secondary Education with emphasis in Dance in 2004 and dove into a 10 year high school teaching career, with the intention to provide her students with every dance experience available for a public education program. During that time, she produced and directed over 30 dance productions, organized yearly out of state tours, developed curriculum for new courses and whole program needs and directed ensembles that won many awards at the state level. She feels, however, that her success is best demonstrated in her students' successes, several of which who have gone on to prestigious dance programs or perform professionally in New York and Los Angeles. Due to her passion as a high school director, she has been provided opportunities to develop curriculum and instruct courses for college dance education programs at multiple universities in the Phoenix area. She is also active in the Arizona Dance Educator Organization, and is the Committee Chair for the AZ National Honors Society for Dance Arts. She is excited to be part of the Grand Canyon University dance education program and to support and prepare future dance educators. Recreationally, she is a member of the professional dance company The Parking Lot Project, which performs in various events throughout the valley. "GK", as she is referred to by her students, "bleeds purple" for GCU and also coaches the GCU Dance Team that performs at athletic events, community fairs and public relations affairs.

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