Jacqueline discovered her love of Irish dancing at age 7 with the Davis Academy, Fedelmia Davis TCRG/ADCRG. While competing under the Davis Academy she won 1st place at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships and numerous Top 3 rankings in both National and Regional competitions. She has qualified for the prestigious World and All- Ireland Championships for over 10 years and has medaled in the Top 10 in her solo competitions.
During her competitive college career while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in dance at DeSales University, Jacqueline continued to compete and won the title of North American Champion under the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance under the instruction of Colleen Shroeder TCRG and Maureen O’Grady TCRG. She went on to receive her TCRG in 2010 and began teaching and sharing her passion for Irish dance with others.
Jacqueline is also ACSM certified in personal training and has achieved a Fitness Specialist Certification from Raritan Valley Community College. She recently graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelors in Science and Nursing. She looks forward to working with the students of the McGough Academy to achieve their highest aspirations and most of all find their own love for Irish dancing.