About this Artist
Jackie Lopez, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Versa-Style Dance Company, is a first generation Los Angeles native. She was the first in her family to graduate high school, continue her education in L.A. Valley College, transfer to a UC, and graduate, all due to the impact of the arts in her life. Lopez graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2004 from the Department of World Arts and Cultures, with a concentration in dance. For the last 21 years, Lopez has been working as a professional dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and cultural educator. She has worked with students and artists of all ages from L.A., NYC, Philadelphia, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Colombia, and India, to name a few. She is the Supervisor for the UCLA Summer Dance/Performing Arts Intensive, Lecturer at UCLA’s Dance Dept. developing the hip-hop dance curriculum, as well as Adjunct Lecturer at USC’s Arts Leadership program. Lastly, she is the Executive Director of Versa-Style: Performance•Education•Community.