Jena Ja’whann has been said to possess “a kinetic intelligence well beyond her years”. She began her early professional training at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, Georgia, under the tutelage of Bessie Award Winner, Sharon Skepple Mayfield. Before that, she enjoyed the art of praise dancing that she learned from her mother as a small child.
Jena moved to Columbus, Georgia in 2016 to further her training at Columbus State University, where she continued to study Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Jazz under former Radio City Rockette, Karyn Tomczak. Her journey through the dance world led her to various experiences such as her work with the Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, appearances on television, in articles, and in concert dance performances. Jena began her professional teaching career with the CSU Youth Ballet Conservatory in 2017. Now, home again in Augusta, she joins the Mini Theatre to spread her love of dance with young movers like herself.