Jenna has been dancing for most of her life. In 2003, she discovered Lindy Hop and quickly fell in love. She has danced and taught with Big Time Swing, the University of Chicago, and at several workshops. In 2005, she became a regular instructor at Big City Swing, Chicago's premiere Lindy Hop and Swing studio. Here, she has developed a reputation for her insight, patience, and ability to instill confidence in her students. She also performs with and helps train the performance troupe at Big City Swing and has had the opportunity to perform all over the Midwest. In addition, she has founded The Tacky Annies, an all girls vintage dance troupe, who specialize in charleston, vernacular jazz, and blues dancing. Jenna has also had the extreme privilege to recreate Norma Miller's role the famous Hellzapoppin' along side some of the world's greatest dancers at The Jump Session Show in Seattle.
As a competitor, Jenna has had the opportunity to compete across the nation and has earned several titles and awards. Some recent accomplishments include 1st place in both the Strictly and Advanced Jack and Jill and 3rd place in the Solo Charleston at the LoneStar Dance Championships and first place in Showcase, Strictly and Jack and Jill at ALHC 2012.
Jenna loves joyful dancing and hopes to share some of that exuberance with her students!