Jacqueline Melindy

Jacqueline Melindy grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. She started dancing when she was 5 years old in the styles of ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. Jacqueline moved to Toronto in 2012 to pursue a degree in dance at York University. While attending York University she took a breaking class and loved it. She went on to participate in the Toronto B-girl Movement, perform as part of Open Art Surgery (2017), at the Kuumba festival (2016), and DANCE WITH ME conference (2017). Jacqueline has also participated in several breaking battles in Toronto and Montreal.

Jacqueline has a Community Arts practice certificate and her Masters in Fashion. She writes on numerous topics, including B-girls in Toronto and Canadian celebrity fashion collections. Jacqueline has spoken at Back to Back: Popular Culture and Dance Research Symposium (2016), and Canadian Music Society Annual Conference (2017). She also has work published in the Journal of Popular Music Education.

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