"A true embodiment of the spirit of the American Musical Theatre genre.
Brooks is an inspiration and a reminder of "why we (theater folk) do what we do!”
Jen can undeniably be described as the spirit of Musical Theatre embodied. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with her knows that when she is on stage or in the rehearsal room, she lights up and inspires everyone around her, leaving a trail of laughter and inspiration in her wake.
A native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatics Academy in New York City, Jen has graced stages across the world, from a basement black box in Brooklyn to Germany’s opulent Deutsches Theater in Munich.
During her New York City career, Jen toured both internationally and regionally with shows such as A Chorus Line (9 companies) and CATS.
Other stage credits: Mamma Mia! (Donna) International/Guam Company, The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone) The Western Stage, Singin’ in The Rain (Lina Lamont) Broadway By The Bay, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Billie) The Western Stage. Broadway Bares SF (Performer & Choreographer), Shout! The Mod Musical (Red Girl) Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, In Her Shoes (Rose opposite Sandy Duncan/NYC Workshop), A Chorus Line (International Tour, East Coast Tour and 7 Regional Companies (Cassie, Val, Maggie), CATS (Rumpleteaser)...MORE
Jen is proud to have worked, studied with and collaborated with many Broadway alumni including Baayork Lee, Michael Gorman, Troy Garza, Paula Abdul, Sandy Duncan, DJ Salisbury, Parker Esse, Alysha Umphress, Marla Mindelle, Guy Stroman, Jennifer Waldman, Mark Shannahan, Stephanie Card, David Hibbard, Bryce Ryness, Todd Adamson, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Ellyn Marsh, Brandon Ellis, Drew Gasparini, Meredith Inglsby Blanchard, Steve Blanchard, Andrew Byrne and Shannon Lewis, to name a few.
Direction & Choreography Credits:
International/Guam Company of Mamma Mia! (Co-Choreo)
Broadway Bares (SF Cast I & II- Choreo)
Vanities- The Musical (Triad Theatre, NYC- Choreo/Asst. Dir)
Broadway After Dark Series (NY’s Iridium Jazz Club/ Dir. & Choreo)
A Chorus Line (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Asst. Choreo/Dance Captain)
Liberty & Carlton (Web series- Choreo)
A Chorus Line Master Classes- Various/On-Going
Dance: SKIP Entertainment/Guam, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, SC, NY Broadway Training Programs, CA. Ripley Grier Studios/ Shetler Studios, NYC
Musical Theatre & Acting Workshops: GATE Program Guam. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, SC, Marilyn Izdebski Productions
Diva Charm School (Creator/Instructor): Dance Your Way to Confident (Broadway, Heels & Burlesque)