Jaclyn Sartore is a native of Frisco, Texas and earned a BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology and Sports Management from Texas A&M University. Sartore most recently completed her Reformer Pilates certification with AllPilates. She began classical ballet under the direction of Kirt and Linda Hathaway at the Hathaway Academy of Ballet in Plano, Texas, with whom she trained for the following decade. Sartore began her dance career with Collin County Ballet Theatre, and was a teacher at the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre, under the direction of Alyce Brinkmann. Her performing career has provided her with numerous opportunities to perform in Illinois, Michigan, and Texas. In 2013, Sartore was honored to receive the Emerging Choreographer Award from Regional Dance America Southwest Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas, for her work The Nest. This award provided her with a full scholarship to the National Choreography Intensive in Orem, Utah, where she worked with Nelly van Bommel (NØA DANCE). Sartore also teaches ballet and has created choreographic works for Legacy Dance Center, winning multiple awards for her choreography, and the competing company. Sartore has also received training at 5 through Breathe Into Awareness and received her Yoga Alliance certification. This is Sartore’s third season teaching at Joffrey Ballet School-Texas.