Jazz Funk/ Contemp: Adv Teen

This class is taught by:

MJ Wolff

Growing up in the charming town of Charleston, South Carolina, MJ began dancing at the young age of three years old. She fell in love with the art form from the very beginning. She trained hard, competed intensely, and performed as if it was second nature. She has performed in Calvin Gilmore's Serenade, The Carolina Opry and at the world famous House of Blues, to name a few. While away at Coastal Carolina University, she had the opportunity to take her passion for dance and inspire beautiful young dancers in the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, SC. She believes strongly in being a positive role model for her students, teaching them values that range from life lessons to the proper way to grande jeté. While attending CCU, she was the dance captain for the Coastalettes collegiate dance team, performing with the Spirit of the Chanticleer marching band at football halftime shows and basketball games. After graduating in May, 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Spanish, she picked up her southern roots to chase her dreams in Los Angeles, California. There she studied dance at Debbie Reynolds dance studio, The EDGE Performing Arts Center, and Millennium. She can be seen in a Film One Production commercial for Jacuzzi, and then moved back to Myrtle Beach to perform as dance captain at The Palace Theatre in multiple different production shows for the past four years, shows such as Illusions of Magic, Cirque Extreme, and Hot Jersey Nights. She acquired her sea legs onboard Holland America cruise lines performing in shows for the five month Alaska season as well. She has also choreographed and directed Welcome to Myrtle Beach commercial for the Chamber of Commerce, co-choreographed Anything Goes for Carolina Forest High School, and was a choreographer for Socastee High School’s Amp Up Your Holidays Christmas show. Her competitive choreography has received many highest score awards, most entertaining, and first overalls. Most recently, she has stepped back onto the stage performing in Charleston’s Pecha Kucha Arts Festival and she is looking forward to many more to come.

Jacquelyn Sutkowi

At the age of 10, Jacquelyn began her professional dance career at Disneyland and this opened the doors for years of performing for the Disney Company. She grew up singing and dancing with theater companies, training and performing at Jimmie Defore Dance Center and Orange County School of the Arts, as well as competing with her high school dance team.

Jacquelyn received her BFA from Chapman University in Dance Performance with a Minor in Communication Studies. Extensively trained as a contemporary jazz dancer and choreographer, she danced at the Jazz Dance World Congress, American College Dance Festival, Long Beach Grand Prix, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Sean Greene Dance Company and The Carnival. In addition to live stage, Jacquelyn worked on television shows and promos on MTV, SiTV and many music videos.

Jacquelyn then experienced the dance industry from a Dance Agent’s point of view. Beginning as an internship based purely on curiosity, she ended up discovering that being a Dance Agent at DDO Artists Agency was the next stop on the map of her career. With years of experience and education in dance, it was a perfect outlet to share her knowledge and to guide young talent to living out their dreams of dancing professionally. She helped launch the careers of countless dancers, choreographers, models, singers, actors and stunt performers from across the country. Her former talent can be seen on TV, Feature Films, Commercials Artist Tours and Music Videos including Music Videos including the High School Musical Films, GLEE, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, The Muppets Movie, Campaigns for GAP, Old Navy, Sears, SYTYCD, DWTS, Wicked on Broadway, Britney Spears, Spice Girls, just to name a few!

After years of working as a Talent Agent, Jacquelyn made the transition back to Orange County to further her career as a teacher in dance studios, high schools and universities, to train and inspire young dancers. She hopes to educate dancers about the realities of college or career and lead dancers in the right direction after high school. She teaches all ages, recreational to professional level, in the styles of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, creative movement/preschool dance and audition techniques.  Jacquelyn remains well connected in all aspects of dance internationally; as she can still be seen on tour with dance conventions, guest teaching, choreographing award winning competition numbers, judging and lecturing on the commercial dance industry. She is a Manager for Hollywood Connection Dance Convention and Competition, as well as a Representative for DIVINA Dancewear. If you haven't met Jacquelyn already, you are sure to cross paths with her soon!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Oct 23 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jacquelyn Sutkowi
  • Tue Nov 06 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Nov 13 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Nov 20 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Nov 27 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Dec 04 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Dec 11 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Dec 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Jan 01 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Jan 08 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Jan 15 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Jan 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Jan 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Feb 05 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Tue Feb 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with MJ Wolff