Meet Our Director

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Jennifer Prete-Wasfy

Jennifer has been involved in the dance world since she was three years old. Her first dance experiences started in her own hometown of Westerly, Rhode Island. Jennifer's mother, being a former dancer herself, inspired Jennifer to get a jump start in dance. Jennifer loved dance classes from the start and continued taking dance lessons in her hometown's studio for the next 27 years, and in several studios in New England and New York City for additional experience. 

Jennifer has had the fantastic opportunities to also take many lessons from great master teachers such as Savion Glover, Hillary-Marie Michael, Dianne Walker, Andrew Nemr, Mike Minery, Debbi Dee, Shea Sullivan, Josh Hilberman, Barbara Duffy, Frank Hatchet, Jerry Rose, Brian Santora, Mark Goodman, Sean Fielder, Chris Smith, Sarah Jo Fazio, Joey Dowling, Barry Youngblood, Misha Gabriel, Nick Lazzarini, and many more. 

Jennifer and her staff attend professional conventions and workshops every year, and attend regional and national competitions with the JPSD Dance Competition Team.

Jennifer is an active member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association, a member of the Rhode Island Dance Alliance, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Between Jennifer's dance experience and incredible passion, she hopes to share her experiences and pass down the dance tradition to all of her students and the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island for many years to come.