Jennifer Dimit Baldacci ~ Owner of Jen’s Academy
Head Baton, Dance, Gymnastics, Cheer & 5 Star Performer Instructor
Jen’s qualifications include 21 years of teaching Baton and Dance, instructed 3 different Marching Corps, Twirling Unlimited Certified teacher & judge, National Baton Twirling Association teacher & judge, Canadian International Baton Association judge, Amateur Athletic Union member & coach, Junior Olympic Dance & Baton teacher & judge, Twirl Mania judge, 2007 Who’s Who Among American Business Women, American Aerobic Association International & International Sports Medicine Association Certified instructor, PA Certified Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development honors graduate from Clarion University of PA. Experiences include 14 years of studio Dance and Baton Training, competitive Twirler for 14 years & competitive Dancer for 6 years, Slippery Rock H.S. Feature Twirler, Clarion University Golden Girl, choreographed 3 musicals at S.R.H.S., a Local, State, & National title winner in Baton Twirling & Dance, has taught, judged & choreographed for countless studios and teams around the United States & Canada and has been the Owner & Principle Instructor of Jen’s Academy for 14 years.
Hope has 14 years of Dance, Gymnastics and Cheerleading experience. She was Varsity High School Cheerleader for 4 years, went to the UCA Cheer summer camps, coached midget Cheerleading for 2 years, is currently on a semi pro competitive Cheer Team, is very active in Pageant competitions & has won the Talent Star Award 5 times, has been the overall talent winner twice, was a Five Star Performer team member for Acro & Dance, has competed in Dance & Gymnastics for 8 years and has won numerous titles at the local, regional & state level in solo, duet & group events. This is Hope’s third year of teaching at Jen’s Academy.
Lisa has 26 years of teaching Dance, Gymnastics, Baton & Cheerleading experience. She was a USTA state and national champion twirler, Butler High School competition cheerleader for 4 years, SRU cheerleader for 2 years, Clarion University cheerleading captain for 2 years, member of Dance Masters of America, coached Moniteau Varsity Cheerleaders for 2 years and has judged several cheer tryouts in the tri-state area. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a minor in Athletic Coaching. This is Lisa’s second year teaching at Jen’s Academy.
Brooke has 14 years of Studio Dance & Baton training. She was a Rock-n’ette & Majorette for 4 years at S.R.H.S., Rock-n’ette Captain her Sr. year, a Clarion University Majorette, a competitive team twirler for 12 years, a 5 Star Performer team twirler for 8 years where she served as Captain, competed and won at the local, regional, state and national levels of Baton Twirling, was a student teaching assistant for 4 years and student teacher for 1 year at Jen’s Academy. Brooke graduated from Clarion University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitative Science. Her full-time job is working with Teen girls at Glade Run Lutheran Services. This is Brooke’s second year teaching at Jen’s Academy.
Alyssa has 13 years of Studio Dance training. She was a competitive dancer for 10 years and a Five Star Performer Dancer for 4 years, won at the local, regional, state & national level in solo, duet & group events and was a student dance assistant for 2 years. She is currently working on obtaining her degrees in early childhood and special education at SRU. This is Alyssa’s 2nd year teaching at Jen’s Academy.
DeLynn is a returning staff member for her 12th year at Jen’s Academy. She is an awesome secretary and a wonderful helper to all of the students, parents, and teachers throughout the year! As anyone who has ever been to a busy night at studio knows, DeLynn is the glue that keeps all of us together!