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Owner and Artistic Director,  Jackie Stanton has nearly 30 years of teaching experience in classical ballet.

She has devoted her life to dancing, teaching, choreographing, directing, and continuing her education in order to share her vast knowledge in the art of classical ballet. Her early training started at the age of 7 in central New York where she studied with such notable teachers as, Delia Molesky and William Starrett and later studying under the direction of Maria and Marjorie Tallchief and Homer Hans Bryant at Chicago City Ballet, David Howard, Raymond Lukens, Franco De Vita in NYC and John White and Margarita de Sea at PA Academy of Ballet Society. Jackie holds several certifications in the various methods of ballet including The Cuban National Ballet School, Vaganova, The American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Levels Pre-Primary- Partnering and Marcia Dale Weary's Proven Syllabus from the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. 

In 2008 Jackie opened White River Ballet Academy and served as Artistic Director for 16 years. She continues to train dancers in the Upper Valley by sharing her passion and love for ballet while developing young dancers into professionals. 

In 2020 Jackie opened Junction Dance Boutique offering dancers in the surrounding area professional shoe fitting and highest quality dance apparel, shoes and accessories.  

JDB is proud to be serving dance schools and dancers in the Upper Valley, VT/NH and beyond.

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