Ballet - Pointe
Jenny began studying dance at a young age, and found that ballet was her passion. At age 15 she was accepted into the University of Utah Ballet Department as a Concurrent Student, and at age 16 joined Utah Ballet. When she was 17, she left Utah to continue her ballet training on scholarship at Houston Ballet Academy, where she also performed several roles with Houston Ballet.
After completing HBA’s professional training program, Jenny accepted a position as a performing artist with Ballet Idaho/Eugene Ballet. She also danced with New York Theatre Ballet. After retiring from the stage, Jenny returned to the University of Utah to complete her BFA in Ballet with a teaching emphasis. She has taught for several schools in the Salt Lake area, including Ballet West Academy, Salt Lake City Ballet Conservatory, and Virginia Tanner School of Dance.
Education and Professional Experience:
- Houston Ballet
- Ballet Idaho/Eugene Ballet
- New York Theatre Ballet
- University of Utah - BFA in Ballet with Teaching Emphasis
- There have been many highlights in my performing career that I hold dear, but the most rewarding moments in my experience with ballet have been seeing my students work hard and improve while in my class. It is so fulfilling to know I have played a part in helping an aspiring dancer reach their goals, and then exceed them.