Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg


Hometown: Queens, New York

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg was born in Queens, N.Y. where she trained with Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff, Norman Walker and Barbara Walczack. She continued her studies on scholarship at the School of American Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 1994 at the age of 17. In 1999, just before being promoted to soloist, she was nominated by Edward Villella and Miami City Ballet for the prestigious Princess Grace Award. Moving steadily through the ranks, she was soon promoted to Principal Dancer in 2001. Kronenberg has danced leading roles in the majority of the Company’s diverse repertoire, performing with MCB at the Kennedy Center Honors, at the Jacob’s Pillow and Aspen Festivals, Torino’s Danza Festival in Italy, the Kennedy Center’s International Ballet Festival and Balanchine Celebrations, the Vail International Dance Festival, the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance performance series, and at Les Étés de la Danse at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

She is very proud to have been a featured principal in the Balanchine Foundation’s Archival Filming of “Rubies,” and in the film “In Balanchine’s Classroom,” dancing excerpts from Bugaku. In March 2011, she was featured in PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.” She has also been featured on numerous occasions in Pointe Magazine, DanceView Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, and graced the cover of Dance Magazine’s October 2009 issue, being the subject of its feature article. She has written a “From the Heart: Why I Dance” essay, which was published in Dance Magazine’s April 2011 issue, as well as a book entitled “So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer?” which has been published electronically by Diversion Books, with the second edition published in paperback by The University Press of Florida.

Kronenberg has served as a regular faculty member of the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive, and has been a guest teacher with several other schools including Ballet Arts of Jackson, Tenn., El Ballet de Monterrey Curso de Verano, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Naples Dance Conservatory, Ballet Chicago, Ballet East, Cary Ballet Conservatory, Florida Dance Conservatory, and Conchita Espinoza Academy of the Arts, among many others. She has also performed as a guest artist with Peoria Ballet, Ballet Arts of Jackson, Tenn., Ballet Americana, Ballet Chicago, Collin County Ballet Theater, New Orleans Ballet Theater, Lone Star Ballet, and at The Miami International Ballet Festival, Gala de las Estrellas in Santo Domingo, Florida Youth Dance Gala, and more. In 2010, Kronenberg was honored as one of Miami New Times’ “100 Creatives.”

She has been happily married to fellow MCB Principal Dancer, Carlos Miguel Guerra, since 2006 and in 2012 they were overjoyed in welcoming to the world their beautiful daughter, Eva Carlynn.

 Roles since joining MCB:

Richard Alston
Carmen (Gypsy)

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
Ballet Imperial
Ballo della Regina
Bourrée Fantasque
Concerto Barocco
“Diamonds” from Jewels
Divertimento No. 15
Donizetti Variations
Duo Concertant
“Emeralds” from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugar Plum Fairy)
Glinka Pas de Trois
La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker)
La Source
La Valse 
Minkus Pas de Trois
Pas de Dix
Prodigal Son (The Siren)
“Rubies” from Jewels
Scotch Symphony
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Strip Tease Girl)
Square Dance
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Swan Lake
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
The Four Temperaments
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Theme & Variations
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Valse Fantaisie 1953
Western Symphony
Who Cares?

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet, Lady Capulet)

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Trey McIntyre
The Reassuring Effects of Form and Poetry

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Afternoon of a Faun
Dances at a Gathering
In the Night
The Concert

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Arden Court
Company B
Funny Papers
Piazzolla Caldera

Twyla Tharp
Baker’s Dozen
In the Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Push Comes to Shove
“The Golden Section”

Antony Tudor
Lilac Garden (Caroline)

Edward Villella
Gismonti Brasil
The Neighborhood Ballroom

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
“Aurora’s Wedding,” Marius Petipa (Lilac Fairy)
“Black Swan Pas de Deux,” Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon (Swanhilda)
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky (Mercedes, Kitri)
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Giselle, Berthe)
Grand Pas Classique, Victor Gsovsky
Paquita, Marius Petipa and Joseph Mazilier
Swan Lake, Act II, Marius Petipa (Odette)

Kronenberg has originated feature roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Twyla Tharp’s NIGHTSPOT, and Edward Villella’s Gismonti Brasil and The Neighborhood Ballroom.