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Jaclyn Murphy

Jaclyn began dancing at the age of 5 in the cafeteria of a high school in the Fontana/Rancho Cucamonga area and quickly fell for the art form. From there she attended Valverde School of Performing Arts at age 6 where she was given so many opportunities that enabled her to grow as a dancer. The studio trained her in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. She also took choir for a while when she was a part of VSPA’s performing troupe, E3. Jaclyn first found a love for teaching when she began to assist in pee wee classes at VSPA at the age of 9. She helped in a variety of classes such as pee wee ballet/tap 1-4, pee wee jazz, pee wee hip hop, and pee wee musical theater. Through assisting she gained the confidence to audition for, and participate in, many shows at VSPA. Some of these include musicals such as “Seussical” and “Beauty and the Beast”, where she played ensemble roles, and dance dramas like “Pocahontas”, where she played a settler, and “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, where she played Alice. Through all of these experiences she not only developed a love for the stage but also a passion to teach all that she has learned to the next generation of young performers.