Jacki Miller is a graduate of Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA where she studied dance performance and choreography under the instruction of Professor Tauna Hunter. Her pre-professional training was acquired at the Delaware Dance Company, under the direction of Ms. Sunshine Webster-Latshaw, where she completed the teacher training program. She also had the opportunity to be rehearsal assistant and resident choreographer of the Youth Dance Ensemble of Delaware.
Jacki supplemented her training with companies including Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Carolina Ballet, and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She has also attended and performed at the American Dance Festival in NYC, the American College Dance Festival in Virginia, and the Delaware Dance Festival. Jacki spent some time as a Ballet Coach for gymnasts with First State Gymnastics. Jacki’s passion for teaching led her to receiving a Masters of Elementary Education from George Mason University, which deepened her understanding of classroom management and differentiation.
As a teacher at Manassas Park Elementary, Jacki pioneered the Just Dance program to inspire elementary school students to explore and learn through the art of creative movement. Most recently, she performed within the Washington, DC metropolitan area with Gin Dance Company under the direction of Shu-Chen Cuff. With Gin Dance, Jacki had the privilege of dancing at Capital One Hall and Intersections Festival. She was a main ballet instructor at the Dance Academy of Virginia, trusted with educating newly added levels of their children’s division and academy program.
Upon recently relocating to San Diego, she acquired her PBT certification and uses that knowledge of alignment and strength in her classes.