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Jacqueline Aguirre, Dance


Biographical Information

Ms. Jackie Aguirre is the Ballet Company Director at Brandeis High School.  She teaches classical ballet, modern, and jazz technique.  Ms. Aguirre began her dance training at age eight at Vladimir Marek Ballet Academy under the instruction of Vladimir Marek, Nancy Smith, and Joyce Knapick.  She was accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City and attended their summer program from 1991-1993.  The following summer, Ms. Aguirre studied in Washington, D.C. at the Kirov Academy.  After graduating from John Marshall High School, she attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she performed classical and contemporary repertory as part of the Meadows School of the Arts.  Ms. Aguirre earned a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude in 1999.  She has taught ballet, pointe, lyrical jazz, and Pilates at Performing Arts School of Classical Ballet, as well as directing the magnet dance program at Thomas Jefferson High School from 2000-2006.  Ms. Aguirre served as the Dance Director at the Edgewood Academy from 2006-2008, teaching ballet, jazz, and modern as well as sponsoring the dance teams from Kennedy and Memorial High School.

Class Schedule

1st period (8:50-9:39)- conference     

2nd period (9:34-10:35)- Ballet Company  

3rd period (10:41-11:30)- Dance I  

4th period (11:36-12:25)- lunch 

5th period (12:31-1:20)- Dance I

6th period (1:26-2:15)- Dance II/III/IV   

7th period (2:21-3:10)- Dance II    

8th period (3:16-4:05)- Dance I

I can be reached at 397-8317 or by email at

"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.  It's the rhythm of your life.  It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy."

      -Jacques D'Amboise





Students will be graded based on active participation in class, physical demonstration of dance techniques, attendance to all dance performances, choreography projects, written work, dance critiques, and both written and movement tests.

50% participation/ daily work

50% tests/performances

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makeup work.pdf 8/23/2013
course syllabus ballet company.pdf 8/22/2014
course syllabus dance I.pdf 8/22/2014
course syllabus dance II.pdf 8/22/2014
course syllabus dance II,III,IV.pdf 8/22/2014
Sky Full of Stars edit.mp3 1/29/2015
Carousel longer edit.mp3 3/5/2015
Dreaming with a Broken Heart 2nd edit.mp3 3/5/2015
Evil Rising edit.mp3 3/5/2015
How It's Done edit.mp3 3/5/2015
Sweet Dreams beyonce edit.mp3 1/29/2015
01 Dream.m4a 3/5/2015
Uptown Funk 2nd edit.mp3 2/5/2015
Sing with a Swing.mp3 2/5/2015
Ojos Asi edit.mp3 1/29/2015
Lights edit.mp3 1/29/2015