Jennifer Perry has been teaching Ballet and Theatre classes for over 20 years. She was lucky to have studied and trained with her grandmother, Lareen Fender at The Ballet School. She also studied with Joffrey Ballet in New York, and with David Howard at his studio in New York City. Jennifer feels blessed to have been able to travel with her Grandmother Lareen, and view many master teachers all over. Including the great Maggie Black, Robert Denver, Richard England and Robert Joffrey.
Through her love of dance she also fell in love with the Theatre! She has won Shellie Awards and Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle Awards for her Direction, Choreography and Actress in a Musical. Jennifer has been recognized by the Arts Endowment Foundation for her service in the arts. In 2017 was honored by Diablo Magazine as a recipient of the 40 under 40 people of the year to watch.
Jennifer is a director, choreographer. She works with Center REP and Contra Costa Musical Theatre who perform at the Lehser Center for the Arts.
Jennifer is a proud member of Fantasy Forum Actor’s Ensemble and is thrilled to be going into her 22nd year of teaching for one of the top Acting Training programs in the country, Center REP’s
Young REP Acting Training Program, where she serves as
co-director of the Musical Theatre Program.
Jennifer is the Casting Director for Center REPertory Company the Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Lesher Center for the Arts.
This Fall Jennifer will be Directing and Choreographing Billy Elliot for CCMT and in the fall she will be choreographing Disney’s Freaky Friday for Center REP.
Jennifer is happily married to her wonderful husband Vince and is a proud Mom to her beautiful daughters Grace and Sadie. Jennifer was lucky enough to be born into a wonderful family who shares in the passion of Dance and Theatre Arts! Live. Joy. Create. Hope!