Jennifer Kirby

Jennifer Kirby

Jennifer was born in Sunderland and is 20 years old. She is currently studying for a degree at Sunderland University which will allow her to become a primary school teacher. She started dancing at the age of 3 with the Kathleen Knox School of Dance where she still takes lessons and teaches.

She has recently passed her Pre-Association One exam, which is needed to become a qualified dance teacher. She has studied ballet, tap and modern stage dance and has performed in many stage productions, both amateur and professional.

Her first production was at the age of 6, in “Hooray for Hollywood” with Sunderland AOS, with who she later appeared in “Annie”, “Me and My Girl”, “The King and I” and “Carousel”.

At Sunderland Empire Theatre she has appeared in several professional pantomimes, including: “Peter Pan”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Cinderella”.

She also played the part of an orphan in the touring production of “Annie” in 2005. Jennifer has danced with DMTC in both “Hello, Dolly!” and “Grand Hotel”.

She is delighted to have been given the opportunity to play the role of the tap-dancing ingénue Peggy Sawyer in this production of “42nd Street”.