Jordan barker

Ballet, Jazz, Comp Team

Jordan, an Orange County native, began dancing at the age of three. She has trained in all styles of dance with an emphasis on commercial dance. Jordan began competing in dance at the age of five and trained most of her youth years under the guidance of Taryn Chavez. Jordan completed last year competing as an Avanti Senior Performance Company member in 2018, earning a national champion win and several top placements with her team.

Jordan was part of the dance program all four of her years at Newport Harbor High School and had her choreography featured at the District Dance Festival, representing NHHS, in both her junior and senior years. Jordan has earned many top overall awards at the regional and national competition levels in Southern California and Nevada.

Jordan is concurrently teaching beginning level dance, choreographing for Avanti’s Little Stars and Mini Dance Teams and apprenticing under the direction of Avanti’s Executive Director, Taryn Chavez. While also working on furthering her dance education, Jordan is attending Orange Coast College pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Her future goals include continuing to teach dance, obtaining her doctorate in physical therapy and dancing with a contemporary company.

Jordan is proud to teach at her home studio and very excited to be a part of training the next generation of Avanti dancers. Jordan loves to share her own style of instructing while still staying true to the principles of the training and technique she has learned at ADC.