Jaclyn Wheatley, originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, received her early dance training under the tutelage of Kathryn Long, Rachael Poirier, and Li Yaming. Other training includes American Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Dance New York International (Paris, France), and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. An alumna of the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program, Jaclyn graduated summa cum laude with a major in Dance and a minor in Business Administration. A member of the JUNTOS Collective, Jaclyn travelled to Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua to participate in dance outreach activities. She has performed the works of Alvin Ailey, Jennifer Archibald, Joshua Beamish, Ronald K. Brown, and Arch Contemporary Ballet. Since her move to Seattle, Jaclyn has performed in many of Donald Byrd’s productions including Drastic Cuts, LOVE, Carmina Burana, Shot, and (Im)pulse, as well as works presented by Alex Crozier, Vincent Michael Lopez, and The Cabiri. This is Jaclyn’s fifth season with Spectrum Dance Theater.