Jane was born in Zimbabwe and was accepted into The Royal Ballet School in 1972.
In 1973 she won the Adeline Genée Gold Medal and in 1974 was offered a place in The Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden. Whilst there, she worked with some of the great choreographers of the time including, Sir Kenneth McMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Peter Wright and Glen Tetley. In 1981 she joined English National Ballet where she danced many leading roles including Odile (Swan Lake), Zebiode (Scheherazade), Red lady (Sanguine Fan) etc.
Following her dance career, Jane spent a period of time as the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Royal Academy of Dancing at the Headquarters in London and was also the Administrator to the Professional Dancers Teachers Course.
Royal Society of Arts/Sports Council Course Director - Jane later went on to direct her own fitness company in the UK which encompassed Teacher Training Courses, a Health and Fitness Programme of Tuition, Seminars and Workshops of continuing education for Fitness Professionals and a Fitness Professionals Recruitment Agency. In 1994 De Vene Fitness Associates was named as one of the leading 10 Teacher Training organisations in the country. Added to this she was also a Royal Society of Arts Examiner, Freelance Fitness Writer and Freelance Fitness Lecturer and Presenter and was a leader in the fitness industry for 15 years. In 2001 Jane qualified as a Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Instructor.
Jane returned to the Royal Ballet School as the Public Relations Officer in 1996 and was responsible for the marketing and media representation of the School. Due to her vast knowledge and experience gained within the fitness industry, she was responsible for the introduction and implementation of the first cardio vascular fitness training program for young dancers at the Royal Ballet School.
Coupled with her knowledge of performance at its highest level and the anatomical and physiological aspects that underpin the physicality of ballet, Jane works towards guiding dancers on an educated, responsible and self empowered journey of their own careers.