Jaclyn began dancing at age 4 and began her teaching career at just 14 years of age. Jaclyn has over 16 years of experience as a teacher, dancer and choreographer. Studying dance for the HSC saw her achieve an incredible mark of 96% and was invited to perform at ‘Call Back’ the best of HSC performances.
Jaclyn continued her training at Brent Street Studio. Her love for teaching and choreography inspired her to open her own dance studio Ministry Of Dance™ in early 2006.
From humble beginnings, with only a few students in a tiny church hall in Orchard Hills, the studio quickly gained momentum and moved into a purpose built dance studio in June 2006.
Ministry of Dance™ went on to be highly regarded and recognised throughout Sydney and the Australian dance industry achieving winning results at prestigious competitions such as McDonalds Challenge and Showcase.
In 2007 Jaclyn’s love for movement and the development of children inspired her to create her very own Baby Boppers© dance and movement program. This program was the first of its kind focusing on the importance of movement for aiding brain development and encouraged children as young as 12 months old.
In 2008 Jaclyn travelled to Seattle where she continued her studies in early childhood development and creative dance. Upon returning from Seattle Jaclyn wrote her other programs.
Ministry Of Dance™ continued its success to become one of the largest studios in Sydney, with in excess of 500 students. The Ministry Of Dance™ Baby and Toddler program also continued to grow, becoming bigger than most studios entirety, with over 250 children aged 12 months – 5 years attending weekly classes.
In 2011 Jaclyn founded Munchie Movers™ Baby and Toddler Dance and Movement Program©. Her classes have also been instrumental in assisting parents and helping many children with additional needs such as Autism, Aspergers and many children who are uncomfortably shy and suffering anxiety. In some cases Jaclyn’s classes have assisted, and even replaced, some occupational therapy sessions some students were attending.
Munchie Movers™ continues to grow and deliver developmentally appropriate movement & dance classes for children, promoting personal development, health and wellbeing.