Originally from Ohio, Jaclyn has been a professional instructor with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Pleasant Prairie since the studio’s opening. Growing up as a figure skater for 13 years, she was so grateful to discover ballroom dancing in college to satiate her competitive spirit and a new outlet for artistic expression. Since beginning her professional career with Fred Astaire, Jaclyn has competed in many events and become a multiple-time Regional Closed Smooth finalist, Open Smooth finalist, and Inter-Regional Closed Smooth finalist. She has earned many awards during her time as an instructor with Fred Astaire, establishing herself as a Top Teacher in the Wisconsin Region. Such awards include Top Customer Service Professional, Top New Student Specialist, Top Teacher, and multiple prestigious Freddy Awards. Her goals keep her driven to be an amazing instructor and be the best for every student she works with. She loves being able to work with students to help them achieve their goals and find new confidence within themselves.