Jennifer Nichols, professional dancer and founder of The Extension Method™, is a CanFit Certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Elite Athletics Coach. She is a guest teacher for corporate fitness centres and schools, lecturer and presenter, recently appearing on City TV’s Breakfast Television and CBC’s ‘Living in Toronto’. Jennifer’s Extension Method Class has been profiled with glowing reviews in the National Post, The Toronto Star, FASHION Magazine, the KIT magazine, Best Health magazine and WHERE Toronto, and has been featured in online publications Fiterati.com and SweetSpot.ca.
Jennifer’s work has extended to the realm of professional sport, where she has developed cross-training programs for national competitive synchronized swimming and figure skating teams.
Originally from Collingwood, Ontario, Jennifer Nichols is a graduate of the Quinte Ballet School, where she completed her studies and major examinations as a dancer under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Cecchetti method. Jennifer furthered her dance education at L’Ecole Superieure de Danse du Quebec and her post graduate studies with Ballet BC. She has danced professionally with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Ontario Ballet Theatre and Banff Festival Dance and has worked with several contemporary Canadian choreographers, including David Earle, Robert Desrosiers, Wen Wei Wang, Newton Moraes and Roberto Campanella.
Jennifer continues to dance professionally, as an independent artist and co-director/ founder of the dance company ‘Hit & Run Dance Productions‘. She is also a member of Atelier Ballet, the corps de ballet of Canada’s acclaimed Baroque opera company, Opera Atelier, with whom she travelled in the 2012 season to perform at the Royal Opera at Versailles, France, and the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival in N.Y. She returns with Opera Atelier to perform at Versailles this month (May 2014), in its acclaimed production of Persee.
Jennifer’s performance and choreography can also be seen in several film and television productions. Onscreen choreography credits include the CW’s hit show REIGN (current) and the film ‘Barney’s Version’. She was a feature dancer in the BRAVO film ‘Nureyev’, BRAVO Fact ‘Baba’, Paramount feature film ‘Save the Last Dance 2′, SUN T.V.’s ‘Toronto Dances’ and the National Film Board’s ‘Dance of Death’.