Jacqueline Lopez, born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL, has spent the majority of her life fueling her passion for dance. Her 35-year career and her studies at Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University and The University of North Carolina - Charlotte have offered opportunities to learn, educate, choreograph and perform throughout the country as well as abroad. Her local interests in recent years have ranged from founding and directing the dance program for the Upper School at The King’s Academy while simultaneously training pre-professional dancers at The Academy of Ballet Florida, to serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at Palm Beach Atlantic University, offering courses in jazz technique, jazz pedagogy, tap, and musical theater repertory. At PBA, she has served as guest artist, rehearsal director and co-leader for PBA’s Dance Ensemble. She is currently the jazz and tap coordinator for the PBA Dance Department. In 2016 Jacqueline relocated with her family to Atlanta, splitting time between Florida and Georgia. In Atlanta she is a member of the board of directors for the Atlanta-based modern dance company Room To Move Dance, currently serving as Acting Board President. Jacqueline continues sharing her artistry through choreography and Master Class series throughout the Southeast. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Additionally, Jacqueline is a wife, mother of three, grandmother and an author of a musical children’s book entitled My Meals Are Singing.