Fun quick facts:
"Carlotta" in the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera for over 1,000 shows
Two years of doctoral study at the Thornton School of Music- specifically vocal performance, education, and directing
Alan Rickman gave her tickets to his play on the West End (when she was a poor fan-girl undergrad, those tickets are sacred) and he was as lovely and gracious as you'd imagine. Forever crush.
Miss California 2006
Top ten at Miss America 2007, won talent award and audience's vote for swimsuit
Favorite DnD character is her Locatha Paladin named Olive.
Learned audio and video editing during the pandemic!
Conducted a (n awesome) children's choir in Alexandria, VA and three ensembles for Encore Creativity.
While an undergrad at Cal Lutheran University, Jacquelynne performed the lead in several classical theater plays (Antigone, Blood Wedding) and studied classical singing, graduating with a BA in Music. She went to the USC Thornton School of Music for her Masters in Music, completing two years of doctoral studies. While at USC, she performed the lead in several operas (Don Giovanni, Summer and Smoke, Idomeneo), co-directed the USC Chamber Opera, and taught a children’s choir and music lessons to local elementary schools (yay kids!).
During this time, she took a year off to serve as Miss California 2006 and compete in the Miss America 2007 pageant, placing in the top ten and winning the talent award. Her year of service as a "goodwill ambassador" was one of her favorite jobs- traveling the state and country, speaking to over 20,000 kids about healthy choices, meeting veterans, and empowering young women.
After school, Jacquelynne moved to NYC and pursued a career in opera and musical theater. She performed in Italy with the Tuscia Operafestival, and in the Pacific Northwest in two of her favorite roles; Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and Violetta in La Traviata.
As for awards, she was a western regional finalist with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a winner of the Zachary National Singing Competition, and winner of the Palm Springs, NATS, Rio Hondo, and Burbank classical singing competitions.
In musical theater, she performed Anna in The King & I with Opera North, Elsa in The Sound of Music with North Shore Musical Theatre (Best Supporting Actress IRNE Nomination), Charlotte in A Little Night Music with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Ragazza in A Room with a View at The Old Globe in San Diego.
After touring the country with The Phantom of the Opera for over three years, she returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in tv/film while still maintaining her singing schedule. Several super fun commercials, films, VO, and a play later, she relocated to Washington DC to be with her husband, Brian. And dog, cat, and fish.
Before giving birth to her daughter, Jacquelynne led choirs for Encore Creativity, taught music classes for older adults with cognitive decline, and conducted the Alexandria Children's Chorus.