Joined Ballet Arizona: 2007
Jennifer Cafarella is an artistic director and dancer who started her formal ballet training at Nina Marlow School of Ballet and School of Ballet Arizona and went to the performing arts boarding school, Walnut Hill. After studying for one year at Purchase College, she moved to Cali, Colombia to dance with Ballet de Cali. After one season, she moved to New England and danced with Northern Ballet Theatre (formerly Granite State Ballet), Ballet New England, Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theater and Portland Ballet. While dancing full time she earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Rivier College and Power Pilates Mat Certification. In 2007, she moved back to Scottsdale and danced with Center Dance Ensemble, Terpsicore Dance Company and AZ Dance Group. She also started a dance clothing line, AIRE Dancewear. She is currently on faculty at the Arizona School for the Arts and teaches for the Children’s Division as well as Open Classes for Adults at The School of Ballet Arizona.