Jacqueline Arko grew up in Marin County, California and has been immersed in the dance culture since the age of three. She acquired her serious ballet training from Marin Ballet School and upon graduation from high school, she attended UC Santa Barbara. It was here that she fell in love with modern dance. After three years, Jacqueline graduated with a BA in Dance and a Minor in Philosophy. She is currently continuing her studies in fashion marketing at FIDM. This is Jackie's second season with The Anata Project.