Jacqueline Damico was raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and began her ballet training at the age of six at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. She later moved to New York City to train with The School of American Ballet for two years. Damico also attended summer intensives on scholarship with Miami City Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet and Stiefel and Stars, among others. Following her graduation she received a contract to dance with Oregon Ballet Theater for their 07-08 season. Since joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2008, Damico has danced featured roles in ballets such as Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Capri, Theme and Variation, Symphony in C, Mozart’s Requiem, All My Favorite People, Extremely Close and Classical Symphony.
John David Back shares his unique (and hilarious) perspective on experiencing Cincinnati Ballet for the first time. This article contains some strong language.