Jacqueline Lopez

Classes: JazzWorks, BodyWork, Tap, Leaps & Turns 
Location: Alpharetta, GA

Most recently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Palm Beach Atlantic University teaching and choreographing Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theater Dance Repertory since 2004, Jacqueline served as Adjunct Artist in Resident Choreographer and Rehearsal Director for the PBA undergraduate performing Ensemble 2013-2015. Relocating to Atlanta in December 2015 with her family she is currently dancing with Room To Move Dance company under the direction of Amy Gately.

Jacqueline spends much of her time teaching Advanced Master classes and creating new works for both performance and competitive Dance Ensembles. Her passion to inspire her students to “Dance from their Soul” and to honor our Lord through the beauty of movement has brought immeasurable joy over her 32 year career. Born and raised in South Florida, Jacqueline Lopez began teaching dance in the studios of Palm Beach, Florida. She studied dance in West Palm Beach, New York, Las Vegas, North Carolina and Virginia under such notable dancers/choreographers as Jon Mullen, Sheila Barker, Gus Giordano, Chuck Kelly, Tracy Crouch, Donna Morgan and Luigi. Jacqueline’s educational background began with her attending Palm Beach State College, then on to Florida Atlantic University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her 14 year tenure teaching at Jon Mullen Performing Arts Center she was a choreographic contributor and interim director of the national award winning dance company JAMPAC. Upon invitation, JAMPAC toured and performed in Russia, Spain and many other European countries offering young pre-professionals an opportunity of a life time. Jacqueline enjoyed keeping her own dance abilities sharp while dancing for the Demetrius Klein Modern Dance Company. Jacqueline then taught and choreographed for Regency Dance Academy in Richmond, Virginia where she was nationally recognized and awarded for her Jazz choreography. After returning home, Jacqueline spent 6 years teaching at The Academy of Ballet Florida where she thoroughly enjoyed preparing pre-professionals for their future in Dance, this being her true passion. Concurrently devoting 10 years developing and directing the Dance Program at The King’s Academy where she taught Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Modern dance and created interesting works for her TKA Dance Ensemble. Additionally while at The King’s Academy Jacqueline choreographed numerous musicals for the nationally recognized director David Snyder, adding her unique twist to theatre dance. As well as a dancer and choreographer, Jacqueline is a wife, mother of three, recently a grandma and an author of a musical children’s book entitled “My Meals Are Singing”.