Photography by Kat Sherman.
Jacquie Sochacki-Pittman is a dance researcher, choreographer and educator pursuing her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Visual Communication with a minor in Dance from Loyola University Chicago (2015) where she graduated magna cum laude.
She is an artist and maker, with her research interests consisting of dance choreography and dance education with an interdisciplinary interest in visual art, technology and writing. Her studio-based research has culminated into understanding how generating improvisational movement and choreography can help dancers increase emotional intelligence and process complex lived experiences.
She is a positive mental health advocate and explores the physical manifestation of emotional experiences through dynamic breath tempo in solo and group choreography. She has danced professionally as a solo artist and with Artlab J and Dance In the Annex (DITA). She holds considerable experience teaching students of all abilities through Artists Creating Together
and Art Possible Ohio. She has been a guest ballet teacher at Wayne State University, and
currently is a Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University.
"Jacquie genuinely cares about her student's well–being and health,
and it shows in the care she brings to her teaching. She doesn't try to mold students to fit a certain ideal, but gives them tools to explore and learn movement concepts in ways that work with their bodies."
Student Review from Fall 2021 Ballet/Pointe Class
Photos from thesis dance rehearsals and dance improvisation course. Fall 2021.