Jennifer Lee began working with CPAC in 2002. Following her graduation from MU in 1998 with a degree in Communications with a minor in Theater, Jen took a three-year hiatus from her work at the Centre to perform in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, she enjoyed working with various choreographers and performed in a multitude of conventions and charity events. Jennifer danced for the MGM Hotel, Mandalay Bay Hotel and “Splash” at the Riviera Hotel, where she was the understudy for the lead female. Jen has taught dance for 19 years and has also danced professionally in Branson, Missouri. She also enjoys teaching and judging for numerous conventions and competitions around the United States. In 2008, Jen assumed the duties of Competition Director in addition to her work as an instructor. As Competition Director, Jen manages the conceptual design of yearly competition focus including choreography, music, costumes, and dancer education. She has been nominated in the local Columbia community for WIN Mentor of the Year and has recently become a certified member of Dance Masters of America.