Jeanine Gallegos
Position: Chaparral Dance Coach
Alma Mater: New Mexico, 2004
Experience: 6 Years
Email: unmspirit@unm.edu

Jeanine Gallegos was hired as New Mexico's Chaparral Dance Coach in July 2007.

Gallegos is in charge of choreography and guides the Chaparral dance team through performances for football, basketball and volleyball in addition to handling some operations duties for the spirit and dance program.

A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Gallegos has been a dancer at Fishback Studio of the Dance for 29 years, and has been a teacher at Fishback for the last 13 years. She has taught guest classes at several studios throughout New Mexico, and has traveled all over the United States as a competitor and teacher at many dance competitions. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, while on the nationally ranked UNM All-Girl cheer team for five years. During that time she was also an NDA dance instructor. Prior to joining UNM Spirit & Dance as a coach, she worked as a personal trainer and manager of Gold's Gym for two years (2005-07). Gallegos also earned her Special Education teaching license from UNM and in addition to coaching the Lobos, works at Sierra Vista Elementary where she has been an educator since 2007.