Celebrity loves that our dancers get to enjoy Jackie Nowicki at a Celebrity Convention Weekend. A professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and adjudicator, Jackie is based in New York City. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she received her BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Jackie was named Presidential Scholar in April 2008, and she was chosen as the Department of Dance’s Distinguished Alumni for the 2016 school year. She currently dances for Pilobolus Dance Theater in their PCS company, performing all over the world, and is certified to teach for their Educational Outreach Program. Her professional credits also include working for Mike Esperanza’s BARE Dance Company, Calen Kurka’s :pushing progress, and Marlena Wolfe’s the Wolfe project. Jackie worked as a part-time faculty member at Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance, and she currently teaches all over the New York dance scene, including being on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center, and guesting at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. Her athletic, daring, and unique approach to movement has also landed her numerous master classes and conventions throughout the United States and even internationally in Rome, Italy. Jackie is also the artistic director of her own New York City-based contemporary dance company, NOW Dance Project. Her choreography has been commissioned by numerous colleges, dance companies, studios, and universities including: The Ailey School, The Hartt School, Salve Regina University, Western Michigan University, Urbanity, the Peridance Certificate Program, and many more. Jackie’s work has received numerous acclamations and awards, even being selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for the American College Dance Association’s 2016 National Festival. In addition to dancing, teaching, and choreographing, Jackie is also a nationally certified personal trainer. Get ready for a great weekend at Celebrity with Jackie Nowicki!