Teacher. Director. Choreographer. Jennifer Perry is a force in the East Bay arts community, just like her grandmother, the founder of Lareen Fender’s The Ballet School Performing Arts in Walnut Creek. Diablo caught up with Perry—the director of Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s current production, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical—to talk about growing up in the arts, directing kids, and the future of the Ballet School.