Jackie represents this dance form with the upmost respect and selflessness. In her performances, her spirit shines with honesty, humor, intensity, softness, and grace. Her technique flows with ease and precision which amazes everyone, and her knowledge and education of the cultural nuance, lyrics, and musical understanding shows with sophistication.
Her teaching style has inspired me since I took my first class with her and has influenced my own teaching. She breaks down movement in simple and clear ways that make everyone able to understand and digest. She helps her students find themselves through fun games which not only help technique but brings the whole class together in a beautiful way of bonding. She is a fountain of knowledge and will always make sure you have a good time. If you have a chance to study from her, do it. You won't regret it.