Jennifer Cheng was professionally trained in ballet. She received her advanced certification from the Royal Academy of Dancing, She also was a recipient of a Ford Foundation scholarship to School of American Ballet. She received her BA at Pomona College, MBA at UC Irvine and JD at UC Davis. She was a corporate attorney with the Automobile Club of Southern California for over 20 years. Upon retirement she pursued her passion for dance by establishing the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena, a dance school. Jennifer is the Executive Director of Diavolo Dance Theater. She serves as Chairwoman of the Irvine Barclay Theatre Board of Directors. She also sits on the board of directors at Huntington Library and Gardens and Pacific Symphony.