Founding member of Masque Theater since 1981, Jen Hunt has performed, promoted and presented workshops in masks and puppets. She studied improvisation with Bob Porter of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Heather Delude of CT Freeplay Improv, Commedia del Arte and clown with Julie Goell and Avner Eisenburg at the Celebration Barn Theater. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater education and a Master of Arts in Gifted Education, she has incorporated the arts into a successful teaching career. She served two terms as Connecticut’s National History Day Ambassador, and was given the CT History Day Teacher of the Year award twice. She has mentored dozens of students to the national level in performance and documentary categories. Now on a new path as artistic director of Masque Family Theater, she expands the vision into the 21st Century with her new show Animal Ensemble.