Jennifer Rose is a true folk singer who learned her songs as she learned to speak growing up in the small town of Berea, Kentucky. As an educated performer with a degree in vocal music from Berea College, Jennifer unites her heritage with her classical training to give listeners an experience of the true integrity of Appalachian singing. Her strong, clear soprano voice and sparkling personality continue to mesmerize audiences the world over.

Jennifer’s training in dance from an early age inspired her to share traditional dance with anyone who was interested – especially young people. She is hailed as one of Kentucky’s best dance educators, and has published two manuals for teachers. She is one of the instructors for the Berea College Country Dancers and is enjoying being the new Director of the Berea Festival Dancers, a teen folk dance group that she and her friends started when they were in high school back in 1984. She directs the Spring Mountain Folk Festival, a traditional dance event for young people hosted by Berea College, which began in the 1930’s.

Jennifer and her family are continuing her family’s tradition of hospitality, and fulfilling her father’s vision of a family retreat center in the hills outside Berea, by living at and managing Happiness Hills Farm & Retreat Center in the Red Lick Valley.

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