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Jaclyn Atefat


Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Teacher Assosiate

Jaclyn Riesz, Associate Teacher RAD Ballet / Contemporary /Jazz / Tap / Preschool / Team Theatrics / TDC Jaclyn Riesz began her professional career in her hometown of Charleston, SC with the Robert Ivey Ballet Company. She majored in Dance Performance at Oklahoma City University where she was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company, OCU Pep Dancers and Liturgical Dance Company. Jaclyn also received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Dance option from California State University, Northridge. She is a certified and Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. Jaclyn has trained with world renowned teachers like David Howard, Edward Villella, Jo Rowan, Doug Caldwell, Gus Giordano, Joe Tremaine, Buster Brown, and Peg Leg Bates among others. Jaclyn has performed locally with Rei Aoo’s Dance Planet in the LA Dance Invitational, Jazz Dance LA, Spectrum concert series, Split: Dance In and Out of LA, Café of Dreams, Choreographer's Carnival, Arab Esque as well as the company's self produced concerts of Time Goes On, Antoine’s Michief and Origins at the Ford Amphitheatre. Jaclyn has also choreographed and performed for renowned singers and artist appearing in venues like the Kodak Theatre. Jaclyn's passion for teaching began at age 16 in the Charleston County School District’s after school program sponsored by the SC Arts Commission and in the Charleston Dance Studio. In addition to teaching RAD ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and preschool classes at LABA, Jaclyn also enjoys working with the studio's performing groups. This is her eighth year with Los Angeles Ballet Academy.
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