Jenefer is a tap dancer, choreographer, director, and producer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from Oakland University and a MAEd from the University of Phoenix. You have seen her choreography at Cornell University for the American College Dance Association, on ABC for Showstopper American Dance Championships, and at tap festivals all over the world. She has appeared on stage with AZ Tap Club, Tap 24.7, Scuff’d Up, Especially Tap Chicago, the Detroit Tap Festival, Oakland Dance Theatre and more. Jen has performed in shows with Savion Glover, Ben Vereen, Jimmy Slyde, Chloe Arnold, Sarah Reich, Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker, Barbara Duffy, Robert Reed, Debbie Allen, Heather Cornell and the legendary Nicholas Brothers. Faculty credits include: Motor City Tap Fest, Phoenix Tap Fest, St. Louis Tap Festival, Oakland University, Las Vegas Tap Festival, Circle City Tap Fest, Nexus Dance Conventions, Portland Tap Fest, and Tap Into the Network. JMill is the producer of the Phoenix Tap Fest, Just West of Broadway, and owns JMill Productions, producing arts education events all over the country. Jen is ecstatic to be teaching Tap at Arizona State University in the School of Film, Theatre, and Dance.
Jen studied dance, voice, acting and technical theatre at Oakland University and delved into improv at the Improv Olympic , or IO, in Chicago. She was a backup singer for Bob McGrath in Sesame Street Live and also appeared on stage with Sam Wright and Ben Vereen. Jen has choreographed and directed shows including Hairspray, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Seussical the Musical, and more. She founded and was director for the Kyrene Community Theatre, was the director of Thunder Theatre Company, and is the resident director for the Studio 111 Theater Company. She teaches dance across the country and is on staff locally at Dancers Domain in Scottsdale.
JMill was a finalist for the Ahwatukee Chamber’s Educational Mentor of the Year, nominated for Phoenix Best Teachers, and has won numerous inspirational awards including one from former Governor John Engler of Michigan. In 2015, Jenefer was the proud recipient of the Oakland University MaTilDa Award for Alumni Achievement in Dance.
Jenefer has enjoyed watching many former dance students including Ryan and Evan Kasprzak, Nick Young, and many more on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as NBC's World of Dance.