Jennifer Worthen is a former Provincial Champion dancer who began dancing at the age of 7. Under the instruction of Janice Macquarrie, Jennifer successfully competed for 14 years, representing Nova Scotia at the Canadian Championships for 10 years. Jennifer has been teaching dancing for over 30 years, during which time some of her students have won Provincial and Atlantic Championships. She is a Fellow with the SDTA and has been a member of the RSOBHD Judges' Panel for over 20 years, and has enjoyed judging in Canada, United States, Australia and Scotland.
Jennifer has held many volunteer positions in her dancing community, which include President of the Halifax Highland Dance Association, SDNS Secretary, Provincial Competition Organizer, Provincial Professional and Dancer Registrar, Selection Meet Organizer, ScotDance Canada Secretary and is the current Vice-President of ScotDance Canada. As a Competition Organizer, she is regularly involved in organizing local competitions, championships, premierships and workshops. She was part of the "Organizing Committee" for the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in 2011 (Antigonish, NS), 2017 (Charlottetown, PEI) and 2019 (Moncton, NB). Jennifer is Chairing this event in 2023. Besides running a large dance school in Dartmouth, NS, Jennifer is an elementary school teacher with a Master of Education Degree in Leadership and Social Justice.