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Teresa Castracane Photography,
Stan Barouh, Johannes Markus.
“Hopkins is excellent.”
—The Washington Examiner
A native Nebraskan, Jennifer grew up in the national competitive dance world and later received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Webster Conservatory of Performing Arts in St. Louis.

After the conservatory Jennifer moved to New York where she was an assistant to legendary master of jazz dance, Frank Hatchett. She was a guest instructor at Broadway Dance Center as well as a performer with both the Nina Winthrop Dancers and Genesis Dance Company. She later danced with Handcart Dance Company for two years.

In addition to her dance pursuits Jennifer performed in many off–broadway productions as well as New York Fringe before touring with Chamber Theatre Productions. Wanting to reground and cement her skills as an actor (not to mention her love of Shakespeare) Jennifer was accepted to and received her MFA with The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.

While at ACA, Jennifer qualified as an Advanced Actor Combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). She achieved recommended status in Knife, Unarmed, and Quaterstaff; also passing certification for Rapier/Dagger, Sword and Buckler, and Broadsword.

Now making her home in DC, Jennifer has been seen in WSC Avant Bard's production of Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime, as the 'Woman in Blue' in Longacre Lea's production of Goldfish Thinking, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's Richard III. Helen Hayes Recommended © productions include 'Maria' with Taffety Punk in Twelfth Night, the lead role of Marion Froude in Biography for American Century Theatre, Constellation Theatre's Love of the Nightingale, and Aaron Posner's Romeo and Juliet at the Folger.

Whether it's performing as a back-up dancer to MC Hammer, teaching Henry V on the beaches of Normandy for The Berridge Conservatory, visiting as a guest professor to Webster Conservatory, or choreographing/directing at Festival 56; Jennifer commits her full spirit to every project. Dedication, a strong work ethic, absolute passion for the arts, and secret pools of energy are what make her an undeniable force.