(Director-Ballet-Jazz)

Jennifer Wiesner was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of 7, she began studying ballet at the National Institute “Raymond Mauge Thoniel” under the direction of her teachers Geoconda Minervini and Ivonne Hidalgo. At age 18, she earned a BFA in Dance from the same institute. She has also studied ballet with her sister, Ana Wiesner de Tamrazov, who studied in Kiev, Ukraine. Soon after, her teaching career began as she developed after-school dance programs for several different educational institutions in Ecuador. Ms. Wiesner has directed many youth programs and participated in numerous performances in Ecuador and The United States in ballets such as Coppelia, The Nutcracker, and Celebration of the Dance, La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee and many more. In 2001 Jennifer decided to take up permanent residence in the United States. In 2003 she founded Jennifer Wiesner Dance in Stamford, CT and has since extended her influence by developing dance programs throughout Fairfield County. One of them is being in the town of Easton, CT who she still continues teaching ballet and jazz. In 2013, she opened Studio Arte offering not only dance instruction but also expanding art education in music and visual arts. Ms. Wiesner also served as the Artistic Director at Hall Neighborhood House Inc. in Bridgeport, CT. where she helped to bring the arts to underprivileged children. Jennifer has received recognition from the government of Ecuador for her hard work and dedication to the community. Ms. Wiesner has also been recognized as one of the top 40 under 40 community contributors in the Fairfield County, CT area. Ms. Wiesner continues her education under the renowned jazz dance master Stephen Harding at the Manhattan Movement and Art center in NYC.