Jennifer Norman

Ballet Faculty


Jennifer Norman

Jennifer Norman is originally from Toledo, Ohio, and began her ballet
training with The Toledo Ballet School, under the direction of Marie Vogt.
When Jenny was aged fourteen, she was overjoyed when she was
accepted into the School of American Ballet, Summer Intensive. She was
a scholarship recipient and continued studying at SAB for three
consecutive summers.

Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet from Indiana University
Jacobs School of Music. As a scholarship student at IU, she thrived under
the tutelage of Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous, Violette Verdy and
Jacques Cesbron. Her Senior year, Jenny won First Prize for the Midwest
National Letter of Arts and Science. She also discovered her absolute love
for teaching ballet while at IU, employed by Indiana University’s
Professional Children’s School.

Upon graduation, Jenny danced with Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Los
Angeles Classical Ballet and then found her home in Charleston, with
Charleston Ballet Theater. Jenny danced with CBT for many seasons,
most notably enjoying principal roles in Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” and
“Serenade,” and as the First Victim in Jill Eathorne Bahr’s “Dracula.”
She continued to give ballet lessons for Charleston Ballet Theater’s School
until the directors retired in 2021. Jenny strives to bring joy and
compassion to her ballet students, and is happier than ever teaching at