Ms. Jackie - Instructor/Owner
Jackie lives in Becker Minnesota with her husband and 3 children. She comes from a dancing family, her mother, sister, aunt, cousins, and many other family members are or were dancers. Jackie began dancing at the young age of 2 and has never stopped.
Jackie is a highly trained and qualified instructor with a B.A. in dance and Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Jackie is a former member of the University of Minnesota Gopher dance team, Super Bowl XXVIII performer, and proud owner of one of the top dance studios in the Twin Cities for 17 years. Ms. Jackie opened Tempo Dance Studio in Big Lake in 2011 and has enjoyed implementing her levels of dance and curriculum and watching her students flourish.
Jackie received the "Studio of Excellence" award by the Federation of Dance Competitions. She attends seminars around the country to keep up on the hottest choreography and teaching techniques. Jackie has studied dance under several renowned instructors such as: La Vaughn Robinson (Philadelphia), Douglas Dunn, Billy Siegenfield, Susan McGuire (New York), Deseree Robins, Wade Robson, and Dan Karaty (Los Angeles). David Voss, Maria Cheng, and Zoe Sealy (University of Minnesota).
Jackie has choreographed Regional and National award winning dance routines at such competitions as: Starpower, Starlight, Premiere 2000, StarQuest, Applause, Footloose, Hall of Fame, Showbiz, NextStar, Masquerade, and MidWest Starz, Amaze, Majestic, In10sity m Bravo, and Energy.
Recently, Jackie was named National Dance teacher of the Year 2017-18 and She has attended classes offered by Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Chris Judd, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, and Lauriann Gibson. All of whom are from "So You Think You Can Dance". Her dancers also performed at Disney World. Ms. Jackie has several dancers that have gone on and danced both at the collegiate level as well as at the professional level.