Jacqueline is Associate Dean and Course Convenor, Bachelor of Applied Dance at the Australian College of Physical Education.
She has over 25 years’ experience lecturing in tertiary institutions. She established the dance program at University of Western Sydney and over the years has regularly updated the curriculum content of degrees she has led. Focusing on contemporary dance practice, Jacqui has taught technique, composition and pedagogy. Her past contributions to the dance community include member of exam committee, NSW Board of Studies; chair of the Tertiary Dance Council of Australia; chair of the NSW Ministry for the Arts’ Dance Committee; president of Ausdance NSW. Jacqui is also a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher. Her yoga practice and her training in the Feldenkrais Method support her ongoing exploration of somatics.


Dancers and communities: a collection of writings about dance as a community art

The stories in this book illustrate the rich exchange that takes place between dancers and communities. Dance can be an accessible and empowering creative tool for individuals and groups to express their identity, feelings, histories and aspirations. People of all ages and from all walks of life are represented in this book, participating in ongoing dance projects, celebratory events, and performances. Locations range from work places to detention centres to natural environments. The artists represented in this collection are committed and experienced, sharing a common enthusiasm to practise their art with communities. Their words and those of the participants are inspiring, challenging and thought provoking, making this book a unique contribution to the practice of dance in Australian communities.