Jacklyn is not only a theatre practitioner, performer, director, choreographer, drama and dance instructor, she was also a screen actress as well as a part-time DJ with Rediffusion.
A graduate from Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a Diploma in Theatre from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Jacklyn has also finished Beijing Dance Academy Overseas Chinese Dance's Grade 6 Examinations in 1996 and in between 2001 to 2005, she obtained the Beijing Dance Academy Cerficate for Teaching Chinese Dance from Grade 1 to 9. She continues upgrading herself by undergoing trainings by world-renowned theatre practitioner like Philippe Gaulier, Joan Holden, SITI Company and Anne Bogart.
Jacklyn's involvement in performing arts started when she joined the Chinese Dance Club in primary one, ever since then, she was always seen on the stage performing, it could be dancing, acting or even playing guzheng. She was further exposed to the arts because of the hatred for the Chinese language and was forced to do Chinese drama but ironically, now she loves traditional arts and had been training and performing with groups that promote traditional Asian performing art forms such as a physical theatre group, In Source Theatre, with which she had toured to Europe as a performer and to Korea as a director cum performer. She was also involved in the 2003 Arts Festival with contemporary groups like Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton as well as commercial productions like Unusual Production's 'Butterfly Lovers 40'.
Jacklyn's passion for the arts took a step further when she started drama education in 2001 when the Singapore Hokien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe called her to relief one of the trainers and she readily agreed because that is the place where she first get in touch with drama.
“Can you live the life of another person? No, you can't. But I have and it's not only once.”