Owner & Artistic Director
Jen dreamt of owning her own dance studio since a young age. She began her dance training at the age of four at the Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts in Wallingford, CT. As a child she went through the typical indecisiveness over what she wanted to be when she grew up; a teacher, a biologist, a photographer. The list goes on, but there was no denying dance, the dance studio, her dance instructors, and her dance friends were an integral and influential part of her life. She quickly realized she wanted to open a dance studio, to create an place that is focused on family, community, and a love of dance.
In 2008, Jen earned a BBA in Business Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also completed extensive studies in ballet, modern, and jazz technique, ballet history, and dance pedagogy through the University’s Dance Department. Professionally, Jen began teaching dance part-time as a junior in college. Upon graduation, she began a career in business development and marketing while continuing to teach in the evenings. Over the next eight years she became an esteemed teacher and choreographer, specializing in ballet, pointe, and contemporary. Jen is thrilled to combine her passion for dance, love of teaching, and experience in business to create En L’air Studio of Dance.