Jennifer is a passionate creative writer and frequently blogs through her website, The Serenade Files. Born in Manila, Philippines, she has lived in Australia since the age of 4 and grew up in Sydney, NSW. Jennifer studied music and drama from the age of 12, and dance from the age of 9.
While growing up in Sydney, Jennifer performed as a featured vocalist for Wayne Cornell’s Back to the Tivoli shows, and toured the country extensively as a singer for The Von Trapp Family (2004 – 2006), a corporate comedy show band. A highlight was sharing the stage with Human Nature. She was a cabaret performer for Skeed Entertainment and Australian Network Entertainment agencies. Jennifer has been a support act vocalist and dancer for many Filipino recording artists touring in Australia including: Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, RJ Rosales, Kuh Ledesma, and Martin Nievera, and has made TV guest appearances on Channel 9 and GMA7 (Philippines).
Jennifer has worked as a producer and performer in the Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals (2012 – 2014). She has performed in professional and non-professional musical productions including her professional debut as Kim in the Australian Tour of Miss Saigon (2007 – 2008). Other theatre credits include Eponine in Les Miserables (G & S SA), Mimi Marquez in RENT (MCMT), Mary Magdalene in The Cross (ACTS), and Linda Low in Flower Drum Song (AHA). Jennifer has also featured in the ensemble for Carmen (Alexander productions) and Jekyll and Hyde (MCMT). She composes for voice, piano, and guitar and has two commercial releases: Keys to a woman’s heart (2012), and the EP, Jennifer Trijo (2008).
She is a scholarship recipient and graduate of Martin College and has completed a Diploma of Business (Management), as well as a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education through the University of New South Wales. Jennifer is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Education (Catholic Education) through the University of South Australia. She lives and works in Adelaide as a Coordinator of Music and Performance at Mercedes College.