Janine Parker has been teaching for over twenty years. She has had a long affiliation with the Boston Ballet School, serving as faculty member, Associate Principal in the Boston studio and Assistant Principal in the Metrowest studio. For four years, Ms. Parker ran the Children's Dance Extension Division at the Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts, a boarding school for pre-professional dancers, musicians and artists. During that time, she was the Assistant Director for Walnut Hill School's Summer Dance Program. From 2003-2005 Ms. Parker was the Artistic Director for Pioneer Valley Ballet, located in Western Massachusetts. Currently Ms. Parker is the director/teacher of The Ballet School at Bement, an afterschool program she started in 2007 in Deerfield, MA. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Ms. Parker danced with various ballet and modern companies in Massachusetts, and continued to perform character roles when she retired from dance. Ms. Parker is the former ballet critic for The Boston Phoenix, and occasionally reviews dance for The Boston Globe.