What Moves You? @ Jaclyn Gary

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Jaclyn Gary: Dancer/Aspiring Choreographer
Princeton, New Jersey

What Moves You? 
“The want to push boundaries regarding movement, communication, and gender/sexuality.”

Jaclyn Gary is a young dancer and aspiring choreographer. She has trained in many styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and urban styles (popping, locking, breaking, house, walking/dancing in heels, and vogue). Jaclyn spends her time studying, taking class at studios in New York, and improving in her basement. In the past year, she has performed at World of Dance and her original choreography at the Outlet Dance Project. Jaclyn has been given the Assistant Choreographer position for her school’s productions of Once Upon A Mattress, The Boy Friend, Macbeth, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, many of which received awards from Paper Mill Playhouse. Her style can be described as contemporary with urban influences, but she loves experimenting with styles ranging from Graham to vogue. Jaclyn also works with metaphors in her choreography to strengthen her connection with the audience. She is working to fuse movement with nature; to leave the confines of the mirror, and her growing love for the environment drives her to bring dance to places where it’s unexpected.

Photo Credits: Erica Walsh, Matt Pilsner, Ella Baseman