Jen Bleehash began her dance training at the age of three studying under Shely Pack in Latrobe. She would dance at Shely’s studio for the next eleven years studying ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, and pointe while performing as a member of the competitive company. Jen continued her dance education at Victoria Blake Dance Academy and Diana’s Performing Arts Center, where she was also a student teacher throughout her high school years. While in college attaining a degree in business and teaching dance full time, Jen was presented with the opportunity to open her own studio, and Center Stage Dance Company was founded in 2001. For the next ten years, Jen managed the studio and its employees while teaching all ages and ability levels in ballet, tap, jazz, acro, lyrical, and pointe. Jen is now the lead instructor at Dancers by Design where she shares her passion for dance and love of teaching with her students. She resides in Latrobe with her wife, Amy, and their five children.