"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that fleeting moment when you feel alive" - Merce Cunningham

Miss Jackie joined Gotta Dance in 2017 and teaches Acrobatics and Modern. She earned her acrobatics instructor certification through Acrobatic Arts and obtained her BFA in Dance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She also studied at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London England. Jackie started dancing at Gotta Dance when she was three years old and is ecstatic to be returning as a dance educator to the studio that cultivated her love for dance! Over her college career, she has performed for and worked with the Candoco Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Brian Brooks, Randy James, Meghan Frederick, and Javi Padilla/ The Movement Playground. Jackie also is a certified Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor through OM Factory NYC.

Discovered Dance When...
I took my first Gotta Dance class at the age of 3 years old, but I did not truly discover dance until I was 12 or 13, when I first had Miss Kimberly.
You'd Be Surprised to Know That ...
I am also a yoga teacher!
I hope to inspire my students like my teachers at Gotta Dance inspired me
Best Advice
Be the energy you want to attract.