Jacqueline O. Friday
Jackie has been dancing for 24 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with over 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of styles of dance including; creative movement/pre-ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and ballroom with specialization in Tap Dance. Jackie has been a dancer and choreographer for local dance companies as well as college dance clubs and has be the founder/choreographer for local high school dance teams. As a master's degree Occupational Therapist in Lebanon and Lancaster County, Jackie has a strong interest in the biomechanics of the body along with a minor in child psychology inspired by her passion of working with children of all ages.
L. Travis Love, LCCA
Travis has been sharing his passion for dance and the performing arts with students for over 10 years. He has received "Pass Highly Commended" on his teacher examinations from the Cecchetti Council of America and currently holds his Licenciate Certificate. He was also the recipient of Cecchetti East Coast's "Young Teacher Scholarship" where he attended the CCA'S Summer Dance Program at Hope College in Holland, MI. In addition to his specialty in classical ballet technique, Travis also has a vast knowledge in the expressive forms of Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Tap. Mr. Travis' students have gone on to perform and study professionally with companies, theaters, and prestigious colleges and conservatories. Outside of Footprints, Travis continues to perform, choreograph, and teach for companies, schools, and colleges. Recently he has been seen in The Fulton Opera House's "Wizard of Oz" (ensemble), EPAC's "Guys and Dolls"(ensemble) and "Legally Blonde"(ensemble), Ballet 180's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (Charlie Brown), and COBALT's "Dances With Jane Austen" (Soloist). He has choreographed shows such as "Music Man", "Legally Blonde", "Footloose", "HONK!" and most recently "A Campaign Against Bullying and Abuse". Mr. Love is also a member of the Arts Faculty at the prestigious all girls college prep school, Linden Hall, where he is the instructor of the dance program. Travis is continually inspired by his students, peers, teachers, and the beautiful ever changing language of dance!
Originally from San Diego, California, Ms. Grant began her ballet training in 1979 at the Ballet Society of San Diego under the direction of Jacqueline Hepner, eventually joining BSSD’s performing company. During her time there she danced roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, the Firebird, Serenade, Giselle, Les Sylphides and Sleeping Beauty, among others. Her ballet training later continued at the California Ballet under the direction of Maxine Mahon.
During the early 1990's, Ms. Grant choreographed for junior and senior high school show choirs in San Diego, CA. She also began creating choreography for figure skaters which has since led to becoming a member of the Professional Skaters of America in the discipline of choreography and style. From 2006-2009, Ms. Grant was the dance coach for the Twin Ponds Synchronized Skating Team "Team Reflections", National Champions in 2006.
After moving to Harrisburg, PA in 2004, she joined the faculty of Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. In 2005, she became a guest artist and resident choreographer for HDC’s performing company, the Harrisburg Dance Ensemble. In 2006, Ms. Grant was promoted to Associate Artistic Director of HDC. In 2008, Ms. Grant co-founded the Harrisburg Ballet Theater and is currently HBT’s Artistic Director. She also is currently on the faculty of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet in Enola, PA and Footprints Performing Arts in Ephrata, PA.
Ms. Grant still performs periodically as a freelance dancer performing character roles in regional ballet companies. She has also been a guest teacher for Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts Summer Intensives, a guest artist with American Youth Ballet and an adjudicator for Pennsylvania Regional Ballet’s Summer Intensive Scholarship Program.