Jennifer Stace at the CastleJennifer Stace was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of a Sri Lankan immigrant and an Englishman, Walter T. Stace, the well-known Princeton philosopher, author, poet and scholar. She became a professional dancer specializing in Latin rhythms studying with Tito Puente‘s backup dancer, Nina Sominago and was the featured mambo dancer in the PJ&B Players “Guys and Dolls” (McCarter Theater). She trained at the Arthur Murray Studios in Miami, Seattle and San Jose, California to become a first-rate ballroom instructor. During the seventies and eighties she built a career in Los Angeles as one of the most renowned disco teachers and choreographers at Roland Dupree‘s in Hollywood. She created, choreographed and directed the ground breaking L. A. Knockers, an avant-guard musical comedy dance troop. They had a twelve-year run, performing throughout Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Canada and Japan appearing in film and television. Retiring to a small town in Baja California in the late 80’s she has been writing her memoir while still teaching Latin dance to enthusiastic retirees. She had a short story published in 1994 in HORSEPOWER, a magazine for young horse lovers, published in Canada.