Jaclyn O’Rourke

Jaclyn began her dancing journey here at Jazz Unlimited at the young age of three.  After graduating from the Dance Ensemble, she went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Dance Performance.  She has been a member of ASH Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Braham Logan Crane where she has toured extensively throughout the country. As a member of ASH, she performed in Budapest, Hungary at The Sziget Festival, the Philly Fringe Festival, and at New York City’s Carnival Choreographer’s Ball.  Jaclyn spent six years as a performer at Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal with Almost Angels where she had the opportunity to perform for many of the industry’s top artists.  Jaclyn has worked with Michael Susten & Company where she has performed in various shows in New York City and has taught for the company’s summer intensive.  Jaclyn’s eclectic, award winning choreography has won several top awards, been showcased at the annual New York City Carnival Choreographer’s Ball, on Boston University’s dance team, as a teacher for Bill Hotaling’s Manhattan Dance Project, and Koresh’s Come Together Festival. Jaclyn has also been a guest teacher at The Rock School, The University of the Arts, and at Millennium Dance Complex in Philadelphia.  Her versatility allows her to teach different styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, and hip hop.  Jaclyn truly enjoys the process of helping to mold and shape her students into well rounded individuals.  She continues to challenge her students to not only become well-trained dancers but to push their boundaries and become true performers.