A native of Frisco, Texas, Jaclyn Sartore began her classical ballet training in 2002 under the direction of Kirt and Linda Hathaway at Hathaway Academy of Ballet. During her nine years studying with the Hathaways she was a member of the performing youth ensemble company, Collin County Ballet Theatre.
In 2011, she began her teaching career after moving to Chicago, where she was the ballet mistress for the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre under the direction of Alyce Brinkmann. In 2013 she was honored to receive the prestigious Monticello Award from Regional Dance America Southwest Festival for her work The Nest, which she set on Collin County Ballet Theatre. This award provided her with a full scholarship to the National Choreography Intensive in Orem, Utah where she studied with Nelly van Bommel (NØA DANCE).
Jaclyn relocated back to Texas to attend Texas A&M University and graduated with her major in Dance Concentration and a minor in Psychology and Sport Management. Upon graduation in 2015, she went on to teach at Legacy Dance Center, choreographing for their competing performing company and training young dancers for YAGP. In 2017, she took a position teaching for the Joffrey Ballet School Texas Trainee program teaching and mentoring aspiring pre-professional dancers.
In supplement to her dance training, she pursued her yoga education in 2015 through Breathe Into Awareness receiving her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance certification, and in 2019 she completed her Reformer Pilates certification with AllPilates (Frisco, TX).
Jaclyn is thrilled to be coming back home to join the Hathaways as faculty and choreographer this season!