Jaclyn Riesz-Attefat 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 received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Dance option from California State University, Northridge as well as a California Teaching Credential. 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 in the LA Dance Invitational, Jazz Dance LA, Spectrum concert series, Split: Dance In and Out of LA, Café of Dreams, Choreographer's Carnival, and Arabesque, as well as with Rei Aoo's Dance Planet in Time Goes On, Antoine’s Mischief and Origins at the Ford Amphitheatre. Jaclyn has also choreographed and performed for renowned artists 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 as well as to preschoolers in the Charleston Dance Studio. Jaclyn completed the Royal Academy of Dance's Teacher Certification Program and is a Registered Teacher with the Academy. Jaclyn also teaches dance at Champs Charter High School. In addition to teaching RAD ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap classes at LABA, Jaclyn also enjoys working with the studio's performing groups. She has been teaching at Los Angeles Ballet Academy since 2000..
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