Jane originally trained in the Vaganova style at the Nina Hubbard Ballet School in Cambridge, graduating with Professional Performance and Teaching Certificates from The Society of Russian Style Ballet Schools. Nina Hubbard was Russian and was a founder member of the Society.
After graduating Jane worked as a professional ballet dancer at Opera Houses in France for several years, and later taught ballet at a Conservatoire in Spain.
In 1990 Jane and her husband Nigel moved to Bournemouth and she opened her ballet school in Parkstone the following year. The Society of Russian Style Ballet Schools was dissolved in the 1990s, but former members then founded the Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Arts (ARBTA), and Jane is an Associate Member of ARBTA which is fully accredited by the Board of Dance Training and Qualifications.