Jennifer Pauker was born in New York City and began her dance training at the age of three at Vicky Simegiatos Performing Arts Center. In 2006, she was accepted to the School of American Ballet. She performed in numerous New York City Ballet productions and SAB demonstrations over the course of ten years including The Nutcracker, Mozartiana, Coppelia, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, and Serenade. Ms. Pauker has attended summer programs including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. She joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet company as an apprentice in 2016. Jennifer has performed as The Dewdrop in the VSPAC’s yearly production of The Nutcracker since 2010.