Jennifer Samples (Director of Education) works as a performer, director, and teaching artist in Chicago in addition to being involved with the business side of arts education. Jennifer most recently served as the Education and Program Coordinator for Dream Big Performing Arts and worked with CYT Oak Park as director and choreographer for multiple children’s productions. She also has taught theatre and performing arts classes for both Dream Big and CYT. Jennifer has performed professionally with several theaters in Chicago and the surrounding areas including Theatre at the Center, Peninsula Players, First Folio, The Playground Theater, The House Theatre of Chicago, Greenhouse Theater, Viaduct Theater, and with the Joel Hall Dancers at the historic Biograph Theater. She also can be found acting in the occasional television commercial or internet ad as well as in Fargo Season 4. Originally from Tennessee, Jennifer holds a BFA in Performing Arts with an emphasis in Dance from Western Kentucky University.