Jennie was born in Brighton and started her professional training along the coast in Worthing, at Glendale Theatre Arts School with additional vocal training with Jan Spooner Swabey. Jennie then earned a place at Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey for 3 years, graduating with Honors and collected various college awards for singing, musical theatre and tap.
On leaving Laine at 19, Jennie’s professional career started immediately, she began performing in the UK tour of SCROOGE alongside the wonderful Anthony Newley, playing ‘Raggedy Anne’, understudying ‘Mary’ and was dance captain. This production marked her West End debut at The Dominion Theatre.
She then toured the UK with SUMMER HOLIDAY understudying and playing Stella and Angie. Following on, she performed in Cameron Mackintosh’s UK tour of OLIVER! where she played the Milkmaid, understudied Mrs Bedwin and was children’s dance captain. This production also toured to Toronto for the Millennium, at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Jennie then returned to the West End, and has consistently worked and performed in a string of smash hit shows with original casts, listed below:
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Drury Lane – original cast and cast recording.
LES MISÉRABLES, The Palace Theatre – understudied and played Madame Thenadier.
JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA – Betsy Lou Danvers and Dance Captain
THE LIKES OF US – Sydmonton Festival with Stephen Fry, cast recording.
SLEEPING BEAUTY – Soho Theatre, Queen Annabelle
MARY POPPINS – Prince Edward Theatre. Katie Nanna understudied and played Mrs Brill, Miss Andrew and Mrs Corry
CARMEN – The Royal Opera House, Featured Flamenco Dancer, DVD.
LORD OF THE RINGS – Drury Lane, Widow Esmerelda Rumble. Understudy Rosie and Glorfindel, original cast and recording.
GIGI – Regents Park, original cast
SISTER ACT – Palladium, understudy Sister Mary Patrick, original cast and recording
OLIVER! – Larnaca Festival Widow Corney
LES MISÉRABLES 25 ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – O2 Arena.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – Hackney Empire, Broad Bean.
MAMMA MIA – International Tour – Rosie
CARRY ON MATRON – Hackney Empire’s Big Gay Extravaganza – Hattie Jaques.
Jennie’s television credits include, WINK BINGO dancing housewife, where she was literally “dancing on the ceiling”! and Freda in VICTORIA WOOD’S MID-LIFE XMAS and WHAT LARKS! for the BBC, where she worked alongside the wonderful Victoria Wood and Stephen Mear.
In January 2014, Jennie directed Lea Salonga and a cast of international guests in Boublil & Schönberg’s DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? in Manila.
ELF – Dublin, Deb. Soon to play in the West End at the Dominion Theatre.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet – Miss Dinsmore, Dora Bailey
MIDSUMMER MURDERS – ITV – Cath Jones
THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW – Leanne – BBC