Jennifer began her training with Warwick Ballet Theatre of Warwick, New York under the direction of Lucinda Henry. She has studied with The Eglevsky Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and The American Academy of Ballet. In 2002, she received the Silvio Petturici Performing Arts Scholarship Award. Jennifer graduated cum laude from The University of the Arts with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Dance Education. While studying in Philadelphia she also taught for Jim Bunting’s School of Dance, CAPA Performing Arts High School, and Philadelphia Studio Ballet. After graduating from The University of the Arts, Jennifer moved to the Atlanta area to dance with the Atlanta Festival Ballet Company under the direction of Nicolas Pacana and Gregory Aaron. Jennifer danced as a member of AFBC for 11 years, where she has danced several soloist and principal roles such as Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Jennifer also taught for Atlanta Festival Ballet’s children’s school program and student company program, as well as held the job title of office administrator from 2014-2017. She has also taught for Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Gift of Dance Studio, The Neighborhood Ballet, and guest taught for many metro Atlanta dance schools such as Gainesville Ballet Company. Jennifer has also choreographed for several years for Clayton County Performing Arts Schools’ county wide musicals.
This is her third season with Covington Regional Ballet where she teaches the Junior and Apprentice company as well as in our wonderful children’s program. She currently resides in Stockbridge, GA with her husband and young daughter.