Jen Daniels has had the honor and privilege of calling herself a dancer for a lifetime. Her ballet training began at the
age of seven with a small regional ballet company in Pennsylvania, Berks Ballet Theatre, which afforded her a vast array of
performance opportunities from traditional roles in ballets such as Nutcracker, Cinderella and La Sylphide to more contemporary
roles in experimental choreography and Balanchine ballets such as Jewels.
Jen studied at Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Richmond Ballet, Washington School of Ballet, and in St.Petersburg, Russia at the Institute of Culture. She also learned from ballet masters such as David Howard, Alexander Godunov and Mary Day.
Jen has had a few professional lives, first as a trained facilitator in conflict transformation, peace building and cross-cultural communication which brought her to New Mexico, New Haven, CT and as far away as the Russian Far East and Siberia.
She is also a licensed Landscape Architect and has practiced in Jackson, Wyoming and most recently, in Washington, DC for the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute.
In the summer of 2018, Jen and her husband and three teenage children relocated to the mountains of Vermont to launch a hemp company, Meristem Farms -- which brought them to the soils of the Northeast Kingdom.
Recently she and her family moved to Colchester where they are enjoying their proximity to Lake Champlain.
Jen looks forward to bringing creativity, music and rich pedagogy to the studio as a catalyst for sparking a love of dance in the youngest of dancers.