Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer has taught at the University for Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music for over 25 years and began teaching for the CCM Preparatory Department in the fall of 1987. She is the director of the Preparatory Ballet Program and also an adjunct professor with the CCM Dance Division. She trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, England, and danced with the Royal Opera at Convent Garden. Ms. Jacobs-Percer received her B.F.A. in ballet from the University of Cincinnati in 1982 and a M.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2001 with concentrations in dance history and performance. She recently obtained a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Cincinnati doing her dissertation work in serious ballet training and its effect on increasing academic achievement.