Jennifer is the Owner and Artistic Director of The Dance Connection. She has been teaching dance for over 20 years in the Baton Rouge area. She is a native of Baton Rouge and a lifetime student of the Phoebe Brantley School of Ballet. As a student, Jennifer studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2008, Jennifer was named National Teacher of the Year by Kids Artistic Revue. Many of Mrs. Jen's students have received dance scholarships at the collegiate level, have danced professionally with Disney and Universal Studios, on Cruise Lines, as well as becoming members of large theatre companies around the country. In 2015, Platinum National Dance Competition awarded BRDC with National Studio of the Year. Her students have won National solo Titles and overall championships for duets, small groups, and large groups. Mrs. Jen is looking forward to the new programs and opportunities this season will have to offer and continuing to share her passion and knowledge with our youth of today.