Jaclyn Wheatley, from Vancouver, British Columbia, received her early dance training under K.M. Robbins, Rachael Poirier, and Li Yaming. Jaclyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program in 2014. In addition to performing works by Alvin Ailey, Ronald K. Brown, Joshua Beamish, Alex Crozier, Vincent Michael Lopez, Arch Contemporary Ballet, and appearing in aerial dance productions with The Cabiri, Jaclyn has traveled to Central America to participate in dance outreach activities with the JUNTOS Collective. At Spectrum Dance Theater, Jaclyn has performed featured roles in Donald Byrd’s Drastic Cuts, The Minstrel Show, and The Harlem Nutcracker, Merce Cunningham’s Crises, and appeared as “Minnie” in West Side Story at The 5th Avenue Theater. This is Jaclyn’s 9th season with Spectrum Dance Theater.