Jennifer Gladney, an alum of Princeton Ballet School and American Repertory Ballet, graduated summa cum laude from Rider Univesrity in 2006, and received a BA in Elementary Education, Early Chidhood Education, and Dance, as part of the Rider University/Princeton Ballet School Dance program. She was a member of our Professional Training Program throughout high school, and was part of a trainee program, ARB Ensemble, during the 1999-2000 season. During her high school years, she also attended summer programs at Steps on Broadway and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She has performed with many companies as a freelance dancer, performing lead roles such as Aurora, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella. She has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer with Mercer Dance Ensemble, Rider Dances and Teamwork Dance, and was a company dancer with American Repertory Ballet during the 2010-2011 season, where she performed in works by Twyla Tharp, Kirk Peterson, Philip Jerry and ARB Company Director Douglas Martin. She has also been in numerous world premiere works by ARB Resident Choreographer, Mary Barton. Ms. Gladney is a certified NJ Educator, Preschool to Fifth Grade.