J.Lo’s Dream Comes True And dream she did – at age 5. Encouraged by her Puerto Rican parents who filled their Bronx home with music, singing, and dancing – and the original “West Side Story” Broadway hit — Jennifer Lynn
“J.Lo” Lopez, now 52, knew she wanted to be an entertainer. As a child, she took dance lessons at Ballet Hispanico on the Upper West Side of New York City. As a teenager, she learned flamenco, jazz, and ballet at the local Boys and Girls Club.