jennifer

Executive Officer/ Co-Founder/ Co-Director of The Dance Arts

Jennifer Ross grew up training in Nebraska, with a focus in ballet and tap. As a young dancer, she danced competitively which broadened her studies with Jazz, Contemporary, Clogging, and Irish Step. She was chosen to join the Jayson Michaels Company, which was a pre-professional company for young dancers.  In her senior year of high school, Jennifer was selected as a VIP dancer for the Dance Olympus National Convention. This allowed her to travel throughout the United States and worked with well-respected teachers and choreographers.

Jennifer was accepted to the dance department at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she studied under well-known teachers, Dr. Lisa Fusillo, Bill Hastings, an original member of the Bob Fosse dance company; Teresa Chapman, a member of the Broadway show "Cats"; Holly Clark, who was a member of the company "Swing!"; and Persis Ann Forster, award-winning musical theater dancer.  Jennifer was honored to perform in New York City at "Sharing the Legacy Concert" in 2001 and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2004. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Ms. Ross has twelve years of experience in teaching dance. She has taught in dance studios on the East Coast and in the Midwest. She is also proficient in teaching Yoga and Pilates.

Ms. Ross is the Executive Officer of Finance for Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School. She brings a great deal of experience with a second degree in Communications Studies and working with the American Diabetes Association, creating school-based programs, securing grant funding and developing fundraising programs and sponsorships.

Jennifer was happy to reunite with Emily Fullerton in 2014 and join with her as Co-Founder and partner in the exciting new endeavor, Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School.