BALLET AND POINTE
began dancing at the Toledo Ballet School, under the direction of Marie Vogt. “Jenny” spent consecutive summers studying at The School of American Ballet, with further studies: The Boston Ballet, School, The Joffrey Ballet School. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Ballet from Indiana University’s School of Music. As a scholarship student, Jenny trained with Jean-Pierre Bonnefous, Violette Verdy and under the tutelage of Patricia McBride, Jenny won First Prize in the collegiate NSAL competition.
Jenny has danced professionally with The Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet Theater and made her home with, The Charleston Ballet Theatre. While dancing with CBT, Jenny enjoyed being featured in Balanchine’s, “Who Cares?,” and “Serenade,” and Jill Eathorne Bahr’s, “Rite of Spring,” and “Peter Pan.” Jenny also loves to give ballet classes.s, and has been teaching aspiring dancers throughout her career. Jenny is honored to be working with the dancers at Coastal Ballet USA.. She also will be teaching at Charleston Ballet Center for Dance.
“Albert Einstein famously said, "Dancers are the athletes of God." It has been an honor to witness these dancers grow, not only as artists, but as athletes as well. The challenges of ballet are great, and they are meeting those challenges with grace, grit and best of all, a love for dance. Thank you for sharing your dancer with me!” JENNIFER NORMAN