Meet Ms. Jen
Born in California,and raised in Fort Worth Texas, she took her journey from the stage of Casa Mañana Theatre to New York City to conquer the Great White Way! As a young adult she experienced the magic of film, television and off-Broadway theatre. Her greatest role in life was yet to come– Motherhood. With the birth Hannah and Olivia, her two leading ladies, Jennifer’s passion and focus would be filling her daughters with confidence and self esteem, so they would SHINE bright in the world. This passion would become her “mission statement ” in her highly esteemed performing arts schools. Her new journey would give “EVERY child the chance to SHINE in the spotlight.” Her award winning performing arts programs have received tremendous media attention in addition to winning The Nickelodeon™ Parents Pick award and the coveted Buckhead Business award. This Atlanta honor is bestowed by the Governor to the entrepreneur of the year. Her three schools include; The Atlanta School of the Performing Arts ( ASPA ), Applause for Kids, and her 501c3 foundation, Curtains Up INC. Ms. Jen prepares some of her students for show business while giving essential life skills to every child that walks through her studio doors. ASPA Alumni have become working actors on Broadway, in prime time television, and on National Tours by the age of eight.
Ms. Jen’s 501c3 , Curtains Up INC., is devoted to helping under resourced children develop the skills they need to SHINE in the world around them. In 2010 she was recruited by a school focused on the challenges facing the Autistic child. For five years she had the rewarding role of mentoring the Atypical child and helping them learn to communicate in a Typical way. Her desire to empower and equip ALL children has led her to her next JOURNEY, JAMBO”S JOURNEY™. Let’s save the planet one precious child at a time!
I am so grateful for the special people in my life who have helped me on my journey. I would like to thank my friends, family, and Uncle Jerome for supporting me, my husband Harry for loving me, and my two beautiful daughters for inspiring me!