Originally from California, Jeannie moved to Yogyakarta in 1996. She is a Javanese dance practitioner and was the first non-Javanese to be accepted at Yogyakarta’s Royal Court as a dancer. Currently she served as the executive director of the non-profit organization and cultural landmark Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Throughout her tenure since 2007, she steers the organization to create notable achievements through unique arts engagement and professional development platforms, while developing strong organizational practices to support and sustain the vision of PSBK’s founder. She participated in fellowship programs supported by the Kennedy Center (US) [currently DeVos Institute of Arts Management]; Asian Cultural Council (TW); Japan Foundation (JP), BAM (US), and the British Council (UK).