All Professionals, Arizona, Board Member, USA
Jacqueline Dunford owns a prestigious musical theatre company in Arizona (Phoenix Youth Theatre). She specializes in early childhood education, contemporary artist development, and Musical Theatre.
Jacqueline’s unique skill set and versatility have come from her vast teaching background, which includes:
Early Childhood Music Education:
Kindermusik Qualified Instructor leading parent and infant/toddler music classes
Music and Movement Specialist at Chanen Preschool and New Way of Learning Academy (5yrs) teaching group classes from ages 1 to 6
Contemporary Artist Development:
Creator of ‘Rock the Mic’ Artist Development Program
Featured artist and Hollywood finalist on American Idol seasons 10 and 11
Performed in bands – jazz, rock, and high-end corporate cover bands
Choreographer and Acting Coach
Group Class Instruction toddlers through high school
Workshops on audition skills and how to be a triple threat
Writes and directs productions. Most recently: The Little Mermaid Jr and Willy Wonka Jr. Music Director and curriculum creator at Bender Performing Arts
Creator of Broadway Babies Enrichment Program at Chanen Preschool
Singing awards presented by NATS – (Musical theatre and female classical vocal performance)
Fun fact: Jacqueline’s favorite role at university was playing “Amber” in Hairspray at Phoenix Theatre
Her continued development and thirst for sharing knowledge have led her to become a BAST teaching program graduate and becoming an Authorised Member of Vocology in Practice (ViP).
Jacqueline believes that it is never too early to bring the joy of art and music into a child’s life. Her passion for her craft shines through in a classroom setting as she uses her high-energy personality to make every lesson a creative and enlightening experience for her students. This has led to co-creating the revolutionary children’s development program, Singfinity.
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