Jaime McGovern is a dancer and emerging choreographer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She trained at multiple local dance studios before beginning at Boston Youth Moves in 2009. Under the direction of Jeannette Neill and Jim Viera, the program helped her realize her love for dance and desire to pursue it as a professional career. While attending, she performed works by Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Stephanie Hilton and Matt Anctil, among others—and she received the Dorothy Rogers Connelly Memorial Dance Scholarship. Jaime has continued her training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Brenda Daniels.
While at UNCSA, Jaime has performed works by Sean Sullivan, Brenda Daniels, Cat Miller, Robyn Mineko Williams, Dawn Bazemore, Merce Cunningham, Casey Noblett and Martha Graham. She received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Scholarship, awarded for both excellence in dancing and academics. Jaime has also attended the Boston Conservatory, Windhover Dance and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater summer programs, where she had the pleasure of working with Ray Mercer, Adrienne Hurd, Sidra Bell, Clarice Young and the Dusan Tynek Dance Theater.