Occupation: Owner, Teacher/Artistic Director
30 Years dance experience
Winner and Finalist in national & international ballroom dance competitions.
12 years of experience as A Director for a large dance studio chain training dance instructors and creating curriculums for both students and instructors.
Occupation: Owner, Studio Manager
Briggitte has been a dancer for 22 years with experience in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and modern. She went to the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Majored in Human Health Sciences with a minor in dance. In Kentucky, she was also a founding member of a health and fitness club that empowered college girls to stay healthy and active called CHAARG. Following this, she started volunteering with the LEAAP lab at CSUN that focused on research in dancers. In 2022, she earned her Master’s degree studying Kinesiology with a focus on dance and biomechanics. With the LA Unbound dance company, she had her first choreographic debut in June 2022 with a contemporary group piece. Her thesis research on footwear effecting dance jumps was presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science conference in 2022. She also has 2 years of fitness experience in teaching cross-training and dance cardio.
Jackie was born and raised in Chicago and recently moved to Los Angeles. While growing up in Chicago, she danced with Visceral Studio Company, under the direction of Nick Pupillo. She was blessed to have attended two amazing schools, North Carolina School of the Arts and Point Park University, where she received her BFA in dance. From there, she performed and taught dance all over the world including Israel, Morocco, and Sri Lanka. While living in New York City, Jackie joined Ariel Rivka Dance, Emotions Physical Theatre, and Molet Contemporary Ballet. She was able to experience so many amazing choreographers and teachers including Ohad Naharin, Sidra Bell, Helen Simoneau, and Susan Jaffe. Jackie is so excited to be a part of the Dance Masters team!