Jacqueline Sinclair

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Joel Hall Dancers

Jacqueline Sinclair’s  most fulfilling artistic endeavor has been as a member of the Joel Hall Dancers.  She is continually inspired by Mr. Hall’s visions and the depth of his work.  It is with honor that she has been a part of Mr. Hall’s creative process and has seen the birth of some of his signature ballets.

She has danced in many of his  world premieres, including El Gato Negro, The Phoenix, Nuts & Bolts, Great White Cheddak, Te Deum II, Y2 Day, The Crossing, For Marvin, Silkman Suites, An Evening with Nina Simone, Sweets for my Suite,  The March and Conversations with Charles Heath. After several years as the company’s Rehearsal Director she is excited to move into the role of Assistant Artistic Director.

In addition to breathing life into Mr. Hall’s choreography she has worked with guest artists Sarita Smith-Childs, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Ray Mercer, Troy Powell, James Morrow, William Gill, Joel Valentine-Martinez and Jarrett Rashad Kelly. She has traveled nationally and internationally with the company.

Other performance credits include, dancing the Charleston and Black Bottom in the 1920’s review titled Ballyhoo!, guest appearing with Kyle Terry’s TheMassive, performing 1960’s go-go dances with the Revelettes, and demonstrating in Cathy Young’s instructional film Jazz Dance Technique.

Ms. Sinclair holds a BA in dance from Columbia College of Chicago,  a secondary teacher’s certification from Northeastern Illinois University and a MA in Theatre from Northwestern University. She is currently Director of Dance at Maine South High School.