jennifer schofield

JENNIFER SCHOFIELD

Jenn is a classically trained professional dancer, instructor and choreographer from Los Angeles California and has expertise in the areas Jazz,  ontemporary, Hip Hop, Latin Ballroom and Ballet. Her dance and dance instruction/horeography career has spanned over the past 35 years where she has taught and choreographed for various dance studios such as the Ballet Conservatory of Aliso Viejo, Jimmy Dr Fore Dance Center and The Edge  Performing Art Center in Southern California. She also has an extensive dance background in cheerleading and dance team instruction working as a Head Instructor for the National Dance and Cheerleading Association. Jenn has coached and choreographed for several high school competitive dance/cheer teams such as Laguna Hills High School and Centennial High School in Southern California. Jenn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of California Los Angeles and studied under the direction of Vic Marks, Judy Mitoma and Rebecca Lazier. She also attended the University of Washington on a dance scholarship for her first 2 years of undergraduate work where she studied under the direction of Hannah Wiley. Additional noteworthy dance accolades include a ballet scholarship to Ballet Aspen at the age of 11, summer intensive scholarships to Pacific Northwest Ballet and multiple scholarships to Pennsylvania Ballet apprentice program. Jenn was a 5 year stand out head instructor for the National Dance Association and was asked to choreograph the Aloha Bowl halftime show with Kevin Jones in 1997.

Taking her vast experience and knowledge in dance Jenn found herself wanting to reach a much larger audience in her 30’s – audiences that did not have always have the opportunity to tap into the dance world but were excited about the fun and release of movement in a physical way. Enter the dance fitness world where almost all instructors come from a “fitness first” perspective. In contrast Jenn brings an explosive wealth of dance movement to the space and has morphed intricate dance movement into athleticism that is both exciting and full of passion while being cardio intense and easy to follow. Many have said it is ENERGY on steroids. In 2016 she joined the Newtown Athletic Club fitness instructor team. The “NAC” is a national, top
5 private athletic health club and serves over 20,000 members. Jenn taught several classes per week and her classes averaged 80+ attendees and topped out at over 120+ members. In 2019 Jenn and her family moved to Raleigh NC where she joined the National Lifetime Fitness instructor team as a Master Dance Fitness Instructor and within 2 months had built a dance program for her home club with her average class size of 70+ members. In 2020 Jenn and her husband Brant founded Danz Insanity LLC. Danz Insanity’s goal is two fold. 1st Danz Insanity brings back true athleticism and methodology to the dance fitness space offering a major cardio and conditioning workout not just for dance trained individuals but for cardio maniacs! 2nd it teaches people how to dance without content being over choreographed and at the same time
not being boring and monotonous. It is truly exercise in disguise and turns people into their most in shape, sexy, and confident selves.

monique chilcutt

MONIQUE CHILCUTT

I started dancing when I was 5. I studied jazz, tap and ballet in a studio through high school. I was on the dance and drill team in high school.
I was a dance major at CSU, Sacramento. I studied modern and jazz there. I danced in the student company there and the professional Modern Jazz Company off campus directed by the Dean of Dance there called Jazzworks as a Principal Dancer for 3 years.

I then went on to dance for the NBA Sacramento Kings dance team called “The Fastbreak” for three years.

I also taught Jazz Dance Camps for the United Spirit Association for 2 years.
I also choreographed for the NBA Houston Rockets Dance Team and the NBA Vancouver Grizzlies Dance Team.

I taught jazz, hiphop, ballet, contemporary, tap at several studios in Sacramento. I also directed and choreographed for two competition dance teams at the studios where I taught. One 7-9 age group of girls and one 15-18 age group.

I redesigned, directed, coached and choreographed for the CSU, Sacramento dance team called The Xtreme Dance Team for one year.

I developed and taught an after school dance program at my kids elementary school K12 and produced many productions over 9 years.

I joined an adult company for 3 years called Pulse Dance Ensemble in Sacramento. I performed and choreographed many pieces for productions including the musical “Chicago”.

I started an adult dance company 2 years ago in Sacramento, Ca called Mo-Ment Dance Co. for women over 30. I directed, performed and choreographed 3 dance videos.

I have been teaching at Life Time Fitness for the last 5 years, “Dance Jam” and En Barre”. I first started in Roseville, Ca., then moved to Raleigh, NC in July 2022 and am currently teaching “EnBarre” “Shredd” “Glutes and Guts” and soon “DanzInsanity”.

I am also a NPC Bodybuilding Bikini Competitor. I have been lifting for 2 ½ years and competing for 1 year. I just placed first in my class November 20, 2022 at USA Masters National Championships which was my 7th competition and 3rd National in my first year. I will be continuing my journey in bodybuilding as I am trying to get my Pro Card. I am also training and studying to be a personal trainer.

SHEA RIEPER

Meet Danz Insanity’s newest national choreographer Shea Rieper.

Dance has always been a vital part of Shea’s life; Shea began dancing at three years old.  Now, three decades later, Danz Insanity gives her the opportunity to share that passion with others, and keep me fit at the same time.

After 8 years of dancing and teaching young,  impressionable dancers at Holly Springs School of Dance (HSSOD), Shea was approached by the Owner and Creative Director to begin teaching master classes. She grew this role into a master instructor and choreographer for HSSOD for their annual summer and winter dance concerts which included their annual Christmas Cabaret.

As part of Holy Springs Dance Company at HSSOD, Shea traveled to NYC and trained with dancers who performed in Broadway’s The Lion King!

In 2008 Shea pursued an opportunity with the Carolina Railhawks, performing as a Railhawks Dancer for 2 seasons. Shea has always had a passion for fitness and dance fitness and as Danz Insanity’s newest choreographer it gives her an outlet to continue to create and share her passion for both dance and athletics combined together and reach an exponentially broader audience.

amy-haas

AMY HAAS

Amy Haas has a BA degree in Dance from Point Park University. While at PPU she was fortunate enough to study with artists such as Chita Rivera, Mary Miller, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Jose Limon Co. & Marshall Swiney. In Pittsburgh Amy  studied under the Mary Miller Dance Co. as an apprentice. Amy has performed in many musicals, ballets & modern dance concerts throughout her stage career.

Amy has taught in several dance studios in New Jersey, Ohio & Pennsylvania. After starting a family Amy began teaching group exercise . She has her AFAA certificate and is certified to teach Danz Insanity, Zumba, STRONG, CIZE and Booty Barre. Amy has developed her own sexy heels dance format called Ignite Heels. Recently, she has been promoted to Regional Manager of Danz Insanity in PA & New Jersey as well as the newest choreographer for Danz Insanity. Amy has taught DI workshops & certifications alongside founder & creator Jennifer Schofield.