Jennifer Jackson is from the southeastern US, growing up with extensive training in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap. She received her bachelors of fine arts in dance from Valdosta State University in 2013 with a focus in modern dance, and holds a pre-K-12 professional dance education license. Jennifer began her teaching career as the Director of Dance at Lamar Reese Magnet School for the Arts in Albany, Ga., before teaching elementary dance at a charter school in Atlanta.
She has danced professionally with several companies in Atlanta, Georgia and has choreographed for studios throughout Georgia. Jennifer currently teaches middle school dance in New York City and is a choreographer and dancer for eSKay Arts Collective. Jennifer is both an artist and advocate for the arts with a belief in it’s crucial role in social justice and education. Her publications center around celebrating artist accomplishments, diversity in the dance world, and the impact of dance in education. She has written for Education Week Teacher and is exciting to be sharing her experiences and research of dance in New York City with The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.