JENNIFER GRUENER-Indiana University Ballet Theater
Jennifer Gruener is from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and is studying to receive a bachelor of science in ballet performance at Indiana University. She received her ballet training at Philadelphia Dance Theater. She has attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Chautauqua. She also was a Youth American Grand Prix finalist from 2005 to 2010. At the northeast festival of Regional Dance America, Jennifer was awarded a five hundred dollar scholarship and the ‘Outstanding Performance’ award. She has also performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet in The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. Outside of dance Jennifer likes to go to the movies and go shopping with her friends.
School/company: Indiana University Ballet Theater
Advice for inspiring dancers: Always work hard and never give up on your dream. As a dancer, it’s important to leave the audience with a lasting impression.