Miss Jaclyn is a certified ballet instructor by examination under the Dance Masters of America Association. She is a Level 2 certified Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) Instructor as well as a certified BES (Barre Exercise Specialist) instructor. She also spent 2 years studying Graham-based Modern with the Niagara Dance Company. Jaclyn has been dancing for 26 years studying ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and modern. She has competed in all of these styles across Canada and the United States, including the International Dance Organizations World Championships in New York City. Jaclyn has been awarded numerous awards including highest overalls and scholarships as well as top choreography. She has been teaching dance for 10 years at dance studios and gymnastic facilities in the Niagara Region. Her love of dance was encouraged by her mentor and ballet instructor Karen Wallis, who always inspired Jaclyn to step outside the box and explore her creativity in the classroom and through her choreography. Jaclyn continues her dance training by attending workshops and seminars in the United States and Canada every year.
"Each year, watching the love for dance within each student ignite and helping them achieve their goals is what I'm most passionate about. I am very adventurous in the classroom while developing new and old technique that will not only benefit the students today, but also in their years to come. I believe dance should be fun, full of love but also precise, which reflects in my teaching style. I am excited to continue growing with the Niagara Dance Academy family!" - Miss Jaclyn