Published June 2, 2021
2020 Guest Dance Artists
Jenny Laroche was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL to to a large Haitian family. As a child, she studied piano, gymnastics, and dance, and took part in local dance competitions. She completed her B.F.A. at UB in 2008, an experience she says allowed her to progress as an artist and expand her creativity. Laroche began her professional career as a center girl with The Rockettes dance company, with whom she performed for four seasons. In 2012, she earned a recurring role as Sue on the series Smash, which ran for two seasons.
In 2014, Laroche (mezzo-soprano) sang in the Metropolitan Opera's production of The Merry Widow. She also appeared in a one-night performance of Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall. Laroche was a member of the ensemble in the Rodgers and Sondheim musical Do I Hear a Waltz. More recently, she served as the assistant choreographer in Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" show at the Beacon Theater in New York City.