grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and began taking dance classes at the age of five. In high school, she had the privilege of studying under German and Valentina Zamuel, who graduated from the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy and taught at The Royal Ballet School. Jennifer represented their studio in competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix and performed as a soloist in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Paquita, and Giselle.
Jennifer went on to graduate summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). After graduation, Jennifer trained and performed with Ad Deum II Dance Company in Houston, TX, where she primarily studied the Graham and Limón modern techniques. She has also been featured as a guest artist for Hub Dance Collective and Zion Dance Project, as well as performed work by William Forsythe, Gabriel Speiller (Bruce Wood Dance), Vincent Hardy (Complexions Contemporary Ballet), and Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet.