Jacklyn started dancing at the age of five. A combination of her love for dance and the encouragement from her instructors made dancing more than just an “after school activity,” it became one of her passions. Throughout the years at Yanarella, Jacklyn competed in many dance competitions, participated in NADAA every summer, and was an assistant teacher at the studio. Now as a teacher, Jacklyn hopes that she can be as positive an influence on her students as Angela, Sue, Mary, Diane, Kim, Patty and Carol Ann were for her and still are. Jacklyn is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and owns and operates her own interior design firm: Jacklyn Faust Interiors. She thanks her husband Jesse for welcoming her Yanarella family into his life with open arms. She also thanks her parents for always supporting her dreams and knows her father is still watching her. Jacklyn and Jesse are raising their daughters Raegan and Peyton in Beacon—and are looking forward to years of Yanarella recitals with their little ballerinas!