Jennifer Abad was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder and the artistic director of Beyond Dance, established in 2004. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Over the course of her career, she has established herself as a seasoned performer and dance professional. She has studied under ballet instructors Anthony Ferro and Katie Langan, and one of America’s most sought-after ballet instructors, Finis Jhung. Jennifer has taught all ages for the past 21 years. She has studied all areas of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, pointe and is well versed in lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. Along with the Beyond Dance Company, Jennifer participated in Broadway Dance Center’s “Pulse on Tour” taking classes with renowned choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Dana Foglia, Brian Friedman, and Cris Judd. Jennifer, together with Beyond Dance faculty and staff, attended the 2015 Rhee Gold DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2012, Jennifer founded Push Beyond. All events through Push Beyond continue to help students find new methods and ideas, and further develop as artists. Jennifer always brings her knowledge, experience, and passion for dance to her students. She is thrilled to be entering into her 14th year of Beyond Dance and looks forward to many more years to come.