Jenni Hankey (Cleveland, OH) began her dance training at the age of four with New Castle Regional Ballet, where she had the opportunity to travel to festivals with Regional Dance America, a national association for pre-professional ballet companies. She attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts in Erie, PA and then received dance and academic scholarships to continue her dance education at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Later, she earned her degree from Ball State University, majoring in architecture and minoring in technical theater. Her true passion is in teaching, to positively influence the lives of children, which led her to open her own ballet school, Pulse Dance Studio. She started the school in 2011 in Bedford, OH where she produces the annual, “Nutcracker Ballet,” as well as a spring story-ballet for her students. In addition to teaching and choreographing, she enjoys sewing costumes for her students and designing set pieces for her shows. She is excited to be performing in her first season with MorrisonDance!