Jacquelyn Potts

JACQUELYN is excited to have opened Performing Dance Center in the Salt Lake City area, and looks forward to helping mold the dancers of tomorrow. She believes that staying active in the dance field and continuing to take classes herself keeps her current with artistic trends and greatly benefits her students.

Most recently, Jacquelyn has been dancing with Ririe-Woodbury Nikolais Dance Theater in Salt Lake City and is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University. She has also taught dance courses at Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College. She received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah where she was awarded a teaching assistantship, taught undergraduate dance courses, and performed regularly.

In preparation for her graduate work in dance, Jacquelyn attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Kinesiology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance Performance. While at William & Mary, she was a performer and choreographer in two dance companies. Jacquelyn has been commissioned to choreograph dances for several high school dance teams, and has won numerous choreography awards for her work.

Born and raised in northern Virginia, Jacquelyn has been dancing since the age of three, and has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, gymnastics, and drill team. She enjoys teaching all of these styles to children and adults, and continues to find inspiration from her students.