Jenny Jen – The Skatewoman
The world’s first & only rapping skate instructor is making history. She raps her rhymes on skates to demonstrate. An unusual path for an Ivy League grad indeed. Her thesis on “skating,” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, rolled her right in line. After graduation, she earned her certification as an international in-line skate instructor.
Determined to make skating easy & fun for everyone, she started rhyming like Dr. Seuss & reasoning like Sir Isaac Newton. To share her instructional rhymes with the world, she formed a band, Jenny Jen & Taki76 (formerly Phat Sk8trax). With music is so funky & lyrics so fresh, they landed a top ten single of the year in the Village Voice with their debut track, Boogie Back Rap. All over the world, fans, radio, club & skating rink DJ’s spin their songs. Music lovers get funkified while they learn how to skate automatically.
This world-renowned skate instructor has made numerous television appearances including Discovery’s “The Learning Channel,” Comcast SportsNet, NBC, ABC, CBS & FOX news affiliates. She has been a guest on a variety of major radio shows on rock, R & B, hip hop & college stations including Philadelphia’s WYSP, WDAS, WKDU & Q102. Countless magazines & newspapers have featured her. Find her in books such as In-Line Skating: The Ultimate How-to Guide, by Albert Fried-Cassorla & Connecting in Philadelphia, by Ruth Harvey, PhD.
Basketball legend Dr. J (aka Julius Erving) & actor John Cusack are among her celebrity students. She also worked with 5-time Olympic Gold Medal speed skating champion Bonnie Blair.
Currently she’s completing her how to skate comic book, featuring Skatewoman. The book’s release will be followed by how to skate music videos with cartoon animation & live action. Future plans include a cool musical & feature length film, starring Skatewoman where fantasy meets reality.