Growing up in East Bridgewater, Jen danced at the Paula Coffey Dance Center under the guidance of her godmother and mother. For fourteen years she studied Tap, Jazz and Ballet and after graduating High School decided to further her studies at Dean College where she majored in Dance and Early Childhood Education.
While at Dean she studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theater and Modern and while being on the Tap Company she received the Gregory Hines Tap Scholarship. Jen also took part in an off-Broadway show, Break the Floor where she took part in master classes/rehearsals all week and finished up with the show. After that she found herself wanting to get out there and teach.
She taught Master Tap classes throughout MA and RI which then landed her at GDA!! Jen LOVED her 6 years at GDA and misses it so much!!!!! While at GDA she performed with the Boston Tap Company.
In 2006 she moved back down to the south shore where she has taught at her godmother’s studio and choreographed for a few other studios including GDA!! Miss Melissa was especially happy to have Miss Jen back this fall to choreograph two dances for the competition team.
Jen has also continued her studies at Bridgewater State University majoring in Psychology and Special Education.
Miss Jen’s other passion is being a nanny. She has been a nanny for the past 15 years all most! She recently moved to Plymouth where she lives with her husband and daughter Alexandria! Miss Jen feels so lucky to be back in the GDA family and we are so glad to have reconnected!