Jen Conidi started taking dance lesson at the age of 3. It wasn’t until she was 7 that she started taking ballet with Kathy Kozul. She knew from the very first class that she loved it. During high school, she continued dancing and started competing in numerous dance competitions where she won many awards such as the Gus Giordano Award for Excellence in Ballet and 3rd runner-up Miss Junior Dance of New England. Jen continued her dance training in college at The University of Missouri.

During her freshman year in college she was asked to travel to Albany, New York to perform in The Nutcracker for the Albany Berkshire Ballet Company—it was the first year they ever asked a freshman to go. She graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Jen moved back to Boston after graduation and started teaching at numerous dance studios in New England. She began teaching at The Gold School in September of 2005 and has loved every minute of it. When she’s not teaching and taking care of her two sons, Jen loves to read and watch reality TV. She also has an addiction to buying expensive shampoo.