Jean began classical ballet training in Miami Springs Florida at the age of 4 and continued classical modern dance and ballet training at Florida State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Further notable professional training in Modern and Contemporary Dance continued in New York City at the Martha Graham School of Dance and with Ruth Currier. Notable professional performance work was with Dance Miami in Coconut Grove Florida, a founding member of Miami Momentum Dance Company, a dancer in Stompin’ at La Ronde at the Fontainebleau Hilton on Miami Beach, and as a dancer in various TV commercials in Miami.
Memorable teaching positions include Jon Devlin’s Dancercise in NYC, In Motion Dance Studio in Miami FL, a Dance Specialist in the Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools, a Dance Specialist/Choreographer at Summit School and Salem Academy in Winston-Salem NC, and Pilates instructor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Certified as a PILATES personal trainer with the PhysicalMind Institute 2000, certified and authorized in GYROTONIC® 2004 and GYROKINESIS® 2008. Jean is the owner/director of Mindful Movement Center, founded in 2004, a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and has taught yoga, dance, Pilates equipment and mat, GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS exercise methods in Winston-Salem since 1990. She is the originator of Barre Works (sm), the new Lotte Berk inspired exercise class at Mindful Movement Center.
She is also the proud mother of two sons.