Hope Jackson

Hope Jackson is from Utah and now lives in Southern California. She moved away from her family when she was 12 to further her dream of being an Olympic gymnast. During that time she lived with her sister and her college roommates who were studying at BYU.

As an assignment, her sister had to attend the NDCA nationals hosted by BYU and that night Hope watched the Amateur Latin National Championship for the first time. She watched Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova win and went home completely hooked onto ballroom dancing. She joined a social dance class at school as soon as she could and learned all styles at a basic level. Through her youth she trained at the VIBE, learning hip hop, ballet modern, jazz and lyrical. After she quit gymnastics, Hope performed with various ballroom teams at school and did cheerleading before finding a serious latin partner.

When she was 17 she competed in the amateur latin division for the first time with her now husband, Trey Jackson. They met through a mutual friend and after the audition knew the partnership had potential and started training at a high level and traveling the world competing and training.

They went on together to dance in college on the UVU tour team, dancing on Dancing With The Stars twice and trying out for So You Think You Can Dance as well. They did multiple stage performances and a Hallmark movie as well as a Marriott commercial and other shows and industry work.

For 8 years, Hope competed and trained with the best coaches in the world, ranking top 12 in the USA in the Amateur Latin division before turning professional. Shortly after turning pro, Hope and Trey were expecting the arrival of their first child.

Hope went on to compete Pro Am and took her student to win the first Blackpool Youth Pro/Am title. In her career as a teacher she has also won two country dance world titles and a youth Pro Am world title at Embassy Ball. She opened a studio in Utah and always trained there before selling her business and moving with her husband and family.

Now she is certified DVIDA instructor and an instructor for Dance Vision and is continuing her education to become a certified judge. She models and performs and passes time with going to the beach, reading and other creative pursuits.

Hopes goal and dream is to support the ballroom community as a teacher, judge and dance enthusiast by continuing to learn and contribute her love to the ballroom world.