Faculty

Jaclyn Augustyn Smith

OWNER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jaclyn’s training began in Youngstown, Ohio. She went on achieve her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University with a focus in technology, production and performance as well as arts management. Named in the Who’s Who National Registry for Business owners in 2007-2013 and National Registry for Professional Women in 2014, Jaclyn’s fearlessness pushed her first LLC, CORE Academy of Movement, to become the fastest growing dance school in Burlington County, NJ and is recognized by Dance publications for her marketing techniques and success since 2004. Jaclyn works as a consultant for various Dance magazines in areas such as marketing, curriculum writing, early childhood dance programs and business management and was featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine in 2006 as a dance professionals under the age of 30. 
In 2018, CORE was accepted into the I.D.E.A. (International Dance Educators Association), an international organization for for excellence in dance education and entrepreneurs, directed by Rhee Gold. 
Jaclyn holds a multitude of certifications in pre/post natal fitness instruction and health, Pilates, Yoga and cross-training. She maintains professorship at local colleges and universities implementing dance technique and movement fundamentals.
In 2020, Jaclyn was the Executive Producer for The Nutcracker drive in movie, with technical production by Christopher Winkler and choreography by Emily Kimble. The project premiered as a drive in movie and was awarded a B.E.A Award for outstanding children's content and a Telly, bronze, for children's content. Jaclyn sold her 13,000 sf building and property in June 2022 and takes her education and experience to a larger audience, working across America, Australia and Germany.
Smith works as a New Studio Owner Mentor for Dance Studio-Pro software company, and is a Studio and Healthcare Curriculum Liaison for Rhythm Works Integrated Dance and Intellidance Companies, working directly under global director, Tricia Gomez.  In 2022, she began laying the ground work for Boundless Dance Festival, using her years of studio ownership in dance arts to provide event planning for dance events using Dance Device Lab with Brandon Cournay.
She is dedicated to the proliferation of Kinesthetic Movement, positive and worthwhile dance events and networking and the support of Dance Studio Owners so they may focus responsibly on their business ventures without losing their creative presence through her 12 week comprehensive studio consulting plan.