Founder & Artistic Director, Jacqueline M. García, is a proud native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a dance artist she pursues a multi-faceted practice in choreography, performance, education, and arts administration. She has dedicated the last 17 years to the exploration and refinement of her craft through both professional practice and formal scholarly investigation. Since 2001, Jacqueline has earned a BA in Dance summa cum laude, summa cum laude in Dance from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and a dual masters degree MBA/MA in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She most recently received a terminal degree with an MFA in Dance, Choreography passing with distinction from UNM in 2013.
Since 2008, she has choreographed and directed five original evening-length productions, in addition to numerous works for various performances and showcases. She was honored to perform in Martha Graham’s historic Panorama (1935) under the direction of Peggy Lyman at Popejoy Hall in 2011. Jacqueline has served as rehearsal director for three UNM Faculty Dance Productions under Professor Mary Anne Santos Newhall and visiting guest artists Takehiro Ueyama and Erika Pujic. She has most recently performed in works choreographed and directed by Peter Bennett, Aren Hooper/DOTA Dance Theatre, Erika Pujic, and Jewell & Company. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Dance at the University of New Mexico, she is the Philanthropy Associate for the National Institute of Flamenco, and she works part time as a Box Office representative for the National Hispanic Cultural Center.