Jacqueline is no stranger to the stage, having graduated from Music Theatre at Arts Academy, Ballarat. Making a conscious decision to balance her life between dreams and sustainability, Jacqueline took the initiate to continue study for her Masters of Education. ‘I felt a great sense of passion and joy when I could see my skill sets were positively contributing to a child’s learning and school community’ Jacqueline is thriving from her new experiences and doesn’t see teaching as a way out of her performance dreams, but instead a great tool to manage the ‘tightrope of a performers life.’
Currently touring with the National Theatre for Children, Jacqueline has found a great balance for both her passions. I don’t see myself in a classroom just yet as I’m finding such a wonderful way to interweave these professions! Recent credits also include Motown Live (chapel off chapel), a celebration of the 1960s. The abundance of material we had to leatn in such short time was a great challenge, but what a super exciting project to enter after my final week of University!
Summer 2018 had taken Jacqueline into the 1990s, performing in Spice Up Your Life (The ultimate 90s experience) at Midsumma Festival. ‘Spice was such a special show! The cast were ridiculously fun and talented, getting to relive our childhood memories.’
Returning to the stage March 26 for Theatre People’s Industry Night performing her stand-out number Who’s Loving You from Motown Live. I’m most excited to be in the atmosphere that these evenings create – an evening where a group of ambitious, fun and hardworking performers gather in one space to simply support, share and celebrate what we all love to do!
Catch Jacqueline at the upcoming Theatre People Industry Night March 26. Along side 20 other performers for the musical theatre industry, including special performances from the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.