Jackie's love of musicals started when she went to see Annie in London at the age of 8. School music groups, musical theatre productions and university choir lead seamlessly to Milton Keynes amateur theatre in 1991.
After 9 years learning the ropes as a chorus member, Jackie decided it was time to give the spotlight a go, taking mezzo soprano roles in local concerts, musicals and operettas.
It was during this time that Jackie met her future Heart and Music comrades. Little did she know that getting everyone together, supposedly for one concert in 2010, would lead to the Heart and Music you see today.