Jackie Scott is 21 years old and I have been dancing for about 17 years! I started dancing with Melissa Albright at “Dance With Me School of Dance.” When I was about 11, I moved studios and danced under the instruction of Carol Thompson at Carol Thompson’s School of Dance. At the age of 13, I started dancing under the instruction of Jamie and Kristin Roberts at the Huntingdon Dance Academy. I participated in all of the Nutcrackers that they put on, as well as their first Spring production, Alice in Wonderland. My first year in the Nutcracker I was the lead for Spanish, and each of the following years I was the Arabian lead! For the Production of Alice in Wonderland, I was cast as the Cheshire cat and it has been one of my favorite roles as a dancer.
I am currently a senior at Juniata College and I am studying psychology with a minor in Spanish. This past spring, had the opportunity to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain. While in Spain, I joined the local gym where I got to take dance classes and learn the dance of Flamenco, which is very popular in southern Spain. At Juniata College I am the secretary of the Dance Ensemble as well as the captain of the kickline team that performs at most of Juniata’s traditions as well as football and basketball games.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach at the studio that molded me into the dancer I am today and helped me find my love for dance.