Jamie comes to Dance and Music Academy as a new resident of Chicago. Jamie trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics and modern for 15 years at Just Off Broadway Dance Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of their award-winning Performance Team for 14 years, she competed regionally and nationally and attended multiple conventions a year including Dance Masters of America, The PULSE, NYCDA and many more. Jamie taught ballet, tap and jazz at Just Off Broadway and choreographed solo and group pieces for the Performance Team and annual studio recital. Upon graduating high school, Jamie matriculated to The Ohio State University where she was a 4-year member of the university’s Dance Team. The team cheered on the Buckeyes at all home football and basketball games and competed at the Universal Dance Association’s Collegiate Dance Team Nationals each year. Jamie was voted team captain her senior year and led the team to top 5 finishes in Jazz and Pom at the 2013 UDA Nationals. Jamie is thrilled to become a member of the DMA team and is looking forward to sharing the love of dance she’s cultivated over the last 22 years with the talented dancers of DMA!