Originally from Geneva, Ohio, Jackie's love for acting started at a young age, being involved in school and community theater productions since the third grade. Once in high school, she continued to be involved in high school theatre productions, as well as writing and directing productions for her church.
At Slippery Rock University, she was involved in 16 productions over two and a half years, earned a scholarship for excellence in Shakespeare, three Irene Ryan Nominations and was lucky enough to perform twice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. She was also involved in the Kaleidoscope Festival Theatre for Young Audiences production of "Sleeping Beauty" and completed an internship at the New Castle Playhouse, focused on outreach in children's theatre.
After graduating, she moved to New Orleans to start her acting career. She has been blessed to work with Clove Productions, Actors Theatre of New Orleans, Cutting Edge Productions, The Bayou Playhouse and at the Shadowbox Theatre, as well as being involved in 6x6 at Southern Repertory Theatre and the first ever New Orleans 24 Hour Theatre Festival at the Allways Lounge. In an effort to expand her experiences, she also worked as a stage manager for Cresent City Lights Youth Theatre production of Camp Rock: The Musical and for the regional premire of Playdates with Theatre 13. She also was able to start her commercial work journey with the Regional Commercial for BankPlus featuring Eli Manning.
In the Big Apple, Jackie continued her career working as a professional actor but also branching out into Commercials, Voice Over, Feature Films, Corporate Role Play, Industrials and Regional Theatre, while continuing to direct young artists in places such as Long Island, Michigan and Nantucket, MA.
Currently, Jackie is based in Butte, MT where she is the Artistic Director of Orphan Girl Children's Theatre.
Professions/skills: Voice Talent;Stage Manager;Educator;Director;Artistic Director;Actor;Acting Instructor