Jackie began her dance training at Thomas Dance Studio in Lake Worth, FL at the age of
3. There she was classically trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, and Contemporary dance under Teri and Tami Thomas, as well as former New York City Ballet dancer, Charlotte Ray Hamer; and other professional instructors in the South Florida area. Jackie graduated from Dreyfoos School of Arts where she majored in Dance, and then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. She has been professionally teaching for over a decade and has spent the last 6 years teaching Lower School Dance and directing the Dance Etc. competition team at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is also a certified Acrobatics Arts Teacher in Module 1. Jackie is very passionate about being an educator and hopes to continue being a mentor and inspiration to all her students.