On Your Toes Dance Studio is Owned and Directed by Jennifer Odom-Townsend. Jennifer holds a degree in music education from The University of Southern Mississippi. Along with being the Director of On Your Toes, Jennifer also serves as a free lance choreographer. In 2012, Jennifer purchased La Studio Academy of Dance and opened a second location of On Your Toes in the Oak Grove area. She is currently the show producer and choreographer for the Mississippi's Miss Hospitality Pageant. She has served as a performer in the Miss Mississippi pageant, and has held roles in Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera productions including Miss Texas in "Pageant", Peggy Sawyer in "42nd Street", and Cassie in "A Chorus Line". She has been employed by Oak Grove High School for 12 years, serving as choreographer and coach of the "Golden Spirits" dance team. These dancers were awarded the overall MHSAA 6A state champions Title for several years with Jennifer's choreography and coaching. Jennifer enjoys traveling throughout the U.S. creating award winning choreography for show choirs, dance teams and musical theater productions. Her studio competition company has enjoyed entertaining at Petal's Junior Miss, Lamar Co. Junior Miss, Southern Miss Arts Gala, Forrest General's Winter Wonderland and Red Carpet Event, Miss Leaf River Valley Pageant, and Mississippi's Miss Hospitality Pageant, in addition to several other area events. The On Your Toes Competition Company has received Best Choreography, overall high score, Top Studio award, Technique award, Most Entertaining award, and Outstanding Showmanship award. Jennifer has built a reputation for providing a dance program that has proven results for more than 17 years of teaching. She has a staff of well qualified teachers that each have a passion for dance and a love for the students. Jennifer not only teaches all her students how to be great dancers , but to always conduct themselves in a well behaved and ethical manner. She is happily married to Stacy Townsend, and together they are raising seven beautiful girls: Malorie, Hannah, Brooke, Anna, Amber, Payton, and Olivia.