Actor & Educator
Born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, home of the world famous Stratford Festival Theatre, Jennifer is a multidisciplinary theatre artist - actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, producer and educator - who has performed and directed plays and musicals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She began her career as a child actor with the Stratford Festival, where she has completed six seasons to date as an actor (including 'Fiddler on the Roof", "42nd Street", "Tommy", "The Pirates of Penzance") and three seasons as an assistant director ("Othello", "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "HMS Pinafore").
In addition to Stratford she has played leading roles in dozens of productions, including Penny Pingleton in the Original Canadian Cast of "Hairspray" for Mirvish Productions, Lisa in "Mamma Mia!" for Mirvish Productions, Peggy Sawyer in "42nd Street" for Drayton Entertainment, Lois Lane in "Kiss Me Kate" for Talk Is Free Theatre, Jolene Oakes in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" for Theatre Calgary, Alice in "Alice in Wonderland" for the Sudbury Theatre Centre as well as the Broadway tour of "White Christmas".
Jennifer was the director of the original musical "Every Silver Lining", which played the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2019 (Patron's Pick) and the Stratford City Hall Auditorium as well as the Next Stage Festival at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in January 2020 to enthusiastic audiences. In the winter of 2020 she directed and choreographed "Honk, the musical" for the St Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Jennifer has been on the faculty of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto and has led Music Theatre Workshops for the University of Toronto and the Musical Stage Company in Toronto, Canada online. Jennifer is a Company Member and Artist BIG participant with Talk Is Free Theatre, located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where she directed "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca in January 2021 online, with a stellar cast including some of Canada's leading actors, including Seana McKenna, Martha Henry and Alexis Gordon. In 2021/2022 she taught Acting (Interpretacion) classes at La Escuela Superior Artes Escencias de Malaga in Malaga, Spain.
Most recently, Jennifer created, wrote and performed the one-woman show "Confessions of Motherhood" which she produced in association with Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. In the spring of 2023 Jennifer will be playing the role of Missy Hart in the Stage West Calgary production of "9 to 5 the musical".
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