For 20 years, Jennifer was the Owner and Artistic Director of Burlington Studio Dance (BSD). During this time, Jennifer directed and staged numerous students productions including The Nutcracker and Choreographic Works. BSD also housed a successful Competitive Team, winning several group awards as well as personal Choreography awards. Many of Jennifer’s students have gone to train in Summer, Associate and Full Time Programs at prestigious schools across North America. As Ballet Director of BSD, Jennifer successfully entered students in all levels of Ballet Exams through the Royal Academy of Dance. She also had the privilege of teaching all genres of dance over the years and train many teachers who have gone on to have successful careers in Dance.
Jennifer received her formal training at the Ryerson University Theatre School under the direction of Nadia Potts, where she fell in love with Graham and Limón styles of Modern Dance. At that time, she was fortunate enough to work with top industry leaders. After attending Ryerson, Jennifer continued her teaching studies in Pedagogy, both RAD and Cechetti Ballet, Modern and ISTD National Dance at The Oakville School of Classical Ballet and The National Ballet School of Canada.
As a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, Jennifer holds her Teaching Certificate and her Teaching Diploma (Distinction), specializing in Anatomy and Dance History. She also holds Teaching Certifications with the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association (CDTA), Acrobatic Arts (Level 1) and Professional Memberships with The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), The Dance Health Alliance of Canada, Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA), Yoga Rocks for Kids, and Barre-None (Ballet Barre Fitness Certification).
Jennifer has had the privilege and honour to work with thousands of students over her career throughout the GTA. Always a student at heart, she still attends Professional Development and Master Classes when possible. Now a dance adjudicator and freelance choreographer/educator, Jennifer is looking forward to inspiring our next generation of artists in whatever capacity she can!