About Jen

Jennifer Bricker

Growing up

Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital.
One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”
As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold
Medalist, Dominique Mocea nu. Watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all the odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her fantastic story and a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was her biological sister.
Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat
and aerialist. As such, she traveled internationally with Britney Spears’
World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, and the Shangri La hotel in Dubai.
Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO
Real Sports, 20/20, and Good Morning Ame Rica. She is currently living in Los Angeles and has added a successful speaking career to her list of accomplishments, including being featured in one of the well renowned TED talks. She hopes to inspire & motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is indeed possible. Jen published her first book, Everything is Possible, that hit the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2016. Most recently, Jen got married to her boyfriend, Dominik Bauer.

Career highlights

  • International Speaker 
  •  Featured on ESPN and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
  •   New York Times Best Selling Author
  • 2015 IPC World Championships Opening Ceremony Performer
  • 2015 World Acrobatic Society Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Headliner Aerialist at The ACT, Dubai
  • 2013 Headliner Aerialist at Shangri La Hotel, Dubai
  • 2012 Headliner Aerialist at the Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas
  •  2012 Appearance in Glee
  • 2009 featured performer in Britne y Spears “ Circus ” Tour
  • 1998 U.S. Tumbling Association Inspiration Award
  •  Illinois State High School Champion Tumbler
  • 1998 AAU Junior Olympics for Power Tumbling - 4th place

ACCOLADES

(2017) HOPE Award Recipient

(2016) New York Times Best Sellers List “Everything Is Possible”

(2016) Action Icon Award Honoree

(2016) NY Film Festivals Television & Film Awards (Gold and Silver for CCTV piece)

(2016) Emmy Award-winning piece for CCTV “When Can’t is a 4 letter word”

(2015) World Acrobatic Society Hall of Fame

(1998) U.S. Tumbling Association’s Inspiration Award

MEDIA EXPOSURE

Jen

has been featured in several print and internet publications and digital media

outlets, including: HBO Real Sports, ABC 20/20 Glee, People, TED Talks, Good

Morning America, ESPN, Katie, People Magazine, Dr. Drew, Access Hollywood,

Huffington Post, Sports Center, PopSugar, Parade, BBC, NY Daily News, The Jeff Probst

Show, CCTV, Inside Edi tion, Parade, Dr. Levi Harrison Show, Scholastic, Home and

Family on The Hallmark Channel, PBS SoCal, Daily Mail, Radar Online, Abilities

Magazine US Weekly, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Aeri al Arts International Magazine

among many others.

Jen has spoken at countless university/school functions, corporate engagements, and religious events.

When 'Can’t' is a four-letter word

Check out this great video