ACTRESS / DANCER / SINGER / PIANIST / CHOREOGRAPHER / TEACHER
Jenifer Dillow is a proud native of St. Mary's County, Maryland. Growing up with two brothers, her family chose the non-traditional route of homeschooling. Jenifer started homeschooling in 3rd grade which allowed more time for focused training both academically and performance-wise. Jenifer started attending the College of Southern Maryland her freshman year of high school which propelled her to graduate a year early and move to NYC by herself at 17 years old. Upon moving, Jenifer did Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester where she went on her first professional audition for Disney Cruise Line. Less than a week after the audition, Jenifer was offered a contract! She performed as a real Disney princess aboard the Disney Magic for 10 months and returned to NYC to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre and Minor in Commercial Dance from PACE University. During this time, Jenifer moved to London, England, to continue her training in Shakespeare Performance at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Throughout her college years, Jenifer's performing career has taken her to the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the Tony award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the big screen where she was last seen in the major motion film Mother's Day directed by Garry Marshall. Jenifer recently finished touring the nation playing "Vivian Pressman" in the iconic Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage. After tour life, Jenifer moved to Hawai'i where she danced with the prestigious Halau Manaola (hula company) run by Kumu Nani Lim Yap for two years performing in Japan and across the islands. Jenifer, next, moved to Dallas, Texas, where she joined Urban Dance Company for their 2020/2021 season. Jenifer has recently moved back to NYC where she is teaching at Broadway Dance Center's Children and Teen Program and starting her own dance company, Metanoia Dance.
Jenifer is on faculty at BDC's Children and Teens location in NYC for their 2021/2022 season!
Jenifer recently traveled internationally to Japan to dance with Hawai'i's leading hula company, HALAU MANAOLA.
Jenifer recently finished playing Vivian Pressman in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing- The Classic Story on Stage.
Jenifer performed as Fanny/Dance Captain in Mary Poppins, as well as Rambures U.S. in Henry V.
Jenifer was a featured speaking role in Garry Marshall's last film Mother's Day.