Jacquie Sochacki Pittman is a Midwest-based dance researcher, choreographer and educator who graduated with an MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University in 2022. 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 painting and multimedia art. She is a positive mental health advocate and explores the physical manifestation of emotional experiences through dance. She researches how dancers increased emotional intelligence can process complex lived experiences.
She has danced professionally with Artlab J, based in Detroit, MI and Dance In the Annex (DITA), in Grand Rapids, MI. She holds considerable teaching experience, including teaching students of all abilities through Artists Creating Together and Art Possible Ohio. She has been a guest teacher at Wayne State University, a Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University, and was most recently a lecturer at The Ohio State University Department of Dance.
Photography by Katie O'Loughlin.
"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.