Monday, August 29th, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - JW Marriot Platinum C
Jackie Lopez is a first generation Los Angeles native. She was the first in her family to graduate high school, continue her education in LA Valley College, transfer to a UC and graduate. This was all due to the impact of the arts in her life. Jackie graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2004 from the Department of World Arts and Cultures, with a concentration in dance. For the last 18 years, Jackie has been working as a professional dancer, choreographer, teaching artist and cultural educator. She has worked with students and artists of all ages from LA, NYC, Philly, Israel, United Kingdom, France, Columbia and India. She currently is Adjunct Lecturer at UCLA’s Dept. of World Arts and Cultures teaching Hip-hop dance and is the Director of the UCLA Summer Dance/Performing Arts Intensive for high school students. She is also currently the Executive Director for The Flourish Foundation, which is non-profit private philanthropic organization, which began as a response to lack of funding in the arts.