Los Angeles Ballroom Dance Instructor, Choreographer, and Performer
Jennifer Berry is a Ballroom Dance Instructor, Choreographer, and Performer in the Los Angeles area. She is now an instructor at LA Ballroom Dance Studio, owned by 2-time World Champion and former Dancing With the Stars Pro, Elena Grinenko. She also teaches at Soho Dance LA in Santa Monica owned by Latin Hustle Champion, Raul Santiago. Jennifer is originally from Medford, OR, and returned there for a year after a 6-month dance tour with the Utah Ballroom Dance Company (utahbdc.com). With the Utah BDC, Jennifer travelled up and down the West Coast performing in the productions; Hollywood: A Tribute to Ballroom Dance and Dancing With YOUR Stars. During the 2014 tour, she performed in over 60 shows.
Jennifer has extensive experience teaching people of all ages. For the Dancing With YOUR Stars production, she had to teach nominated community members a routine in only a week so they could perform and compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy. She would also teach community adult and children group numbers during the week to perform in the production.
Jennifer was a competitive Figure Skater from the age of 6-15. Once she retired from Figure Skating, she decided to take up ballroom dancing to feed her desire to perform. In college at Oregon State University, she joined the Oregon State Ballroom Dance Company and then went on to join the Utah BDC. Her other dance experience consists of Hip Hop, Modern Dance, and Ballet.
Since her time back in the Los Angeles area, she has joined a Colombian Salsa company, Fuego Y Sabor Latino, the Tango Association of LA and a Latin Hustle company, Soho Dance Co. She has been enjoying teaching people of all ages, competing at competitions with students, and performing in many events around LA!
All 1st places in syllabus Pro/Am Rhythm and Smooth divisions at Miami Dancepsort 2017
2016 Teacher of the Year - LA Ballroom Dance Studio
2015 Champion of Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars
2015 Champion of Shall We Dance - Huntington, Tennesse
Choreographer for the winning Youth Ballroom Dance routine of the Rogue Valley Blossom Pageant 2015
2015 Champion of Dancing with the White Pine Stars
2015 Champion of Dancing with the Dalles Stars
2015 Champion of Dancing with the Grey Harbor Stars