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Nickname(s): Jen
Miss Jen
Gender: Female
Born: May 30th, 1983
Age: 39
Home: Liverpool, England
Occupation: Dancer
Affiliations: Jelli Studios (owner)
Friends and Family
Parents: Kevin (father)
Jane (mother)
David (step father)
Children: Bobby (son)
Henry (son)
Charlie (son)
Chloe (step daughter)[1]
Sophie (step daughter)[2]
Siblings: Jemma (half sister)
Spouse: Robbie Tickle (m. 2009)
Friends: Kelly Navis
Maxine Kelly
Charlotte Traynor
Serena McConville
Helen Thorpe-Franklin
Rosina Andrews
Stephanie Carr
Darren Suarez
Nazene Langfield
Claire Smallman
Lisa Kennedy
David Wood
Craig Wharmby
Ryan Jenkins
Ashley Nottingham
Feuds: Carol Greenwood
Linda Brough
Danielle Simpson
Episode Run
Debut: Dance Mums: Abby Meets Jennifer
Quick Links
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Jennifer Lesley Ellison is the dance instructor on Dance Mums.

Ellison studied dance from the age of three, first at a dance school in Liverpool, then later at the Elizabeth Hill School of Dancing in St. Helens. She has achieved examination passes with the Royal Academy of Dance and appeared on instructional videos for the academy. She has also taken examinations with the International Dance Teachers Association and won Ballet and Modern Dance titles at the IDTA Theatre Dance Championships in 1996 and 1997 and in addition was awarded the Carl Alan Award for ballet in 1998. Choosing to pursue a professional career in dance, she successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet Lower School but never went. During her career she has also pursued acting, modelling and acting.

On Stage

Jennifer has appeared on various on stage productions throughout her career, such as:

  • Roxy Hart in Chicago (West End & UK Tour)
  • Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre, West End)
  • Celia in Calendar Girls (UK Tour)
  • Cinderella in Cinderella (Liverpool Empire Theatre)
  • Beth in War of the Worlds (UK Arena Tour)
  • Cora in Calendar Girls (UK Tour)
  • Polly in Robinson Crusoe (Regent Theatre Stoke-On-Trent)
  • Paulette in Legally Blonde (UK Tour)
  • Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Churchill Theatre Bromley)
  • Lina Lamont in Singin' In The Rain (Palace Theatre, West End)

Filmography and Discography

Acting Credits

Year Series Role
1998-2003 Brookside Emily Shadwick
2004 Phantom Of The Opera Meg Giry
2008 The Cottage Tracey

As Herself

Year Series Notes
2003 Jennifer Ellison does Thailand Ellison's own travel documentary
2004 Hell's Kitchen Jennifer was declared the season winner. A follow-up programme was made afterwards called Hell's Kitchen: School Reunion, which saw Ellison and the show runner-up, James Dreyfus, team up to organise a healthy dinner service for the children at Ramsay's former school, Stratford Upon Avon High School.
2005 With A Little Help From My Friends Contestant
2012 Dancing on Ice Ellison was partnered with professional English skater Daniel Whiston. The pair came fourth.
2014-present Dance Mums Ellison has been featured on the show since it's first season. She is the coach of the Jennifer Ellison Dance Team.


Year Song Notes
2003 Baby I Don't Care The song was a cover of a song that was originally released by Transvision Vamp in 1989. Ellison's version reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
2004 Bye Bye Boy The song is a cover of the Japanese rock/pop song "Bye Bye" by Nanase Aikawa. It reached #13 on the UK charts.

Dance Achievements

All of Jennifer's titles and awards can be viewed here.


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Video Gallery

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