WE MOVE is an exclusive network of dance-loving women within BODYTRAFFIC, chaired by Jaclyn Singer, Jessica Travers Brown and Ronit Wertheim. The group’s mission is to foster a community of like-minded, passionate individuals who are dedicated to both preserving and growing the dance scene in Los Angeles. WE MOVE aims to provide a space in which its members can have important conversations about the state of the arts, and cultivate ideas as to how to cement BODYTRAFFIC as a premiere American dance company.Becoming a member of WE MOVE requires a two-year commitment at a minimum of $1,000 per year. All donations are tax-deductible. Members will receive invitations to intimate quarterly gatherings, which will include exclusive interactions with BODYTRAFFIC dancers and artistic directors, backstage access at local shows, sneak peeks into upcoming creations, and private rehearsal viewings.BODYTRAFFIC deeply appreciates WE MOVE's members’ willingness to get involved to help propel the company forward. All financial contributions are incredibly meaningful and will help ensure that BODYTRAFFIC can continue commissioning cutting-edge, homegrown work in Los Angeles, hosting life-changing workshops, and supporting its dancers with the compensation they deserve.
Jaclyn Singer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from USC with a bachelors degree in Musical Theater Arts and a minor in English Literature. Shortly after graduating college, Jaclyn started her career in the mailroom of William Morris Agency. After five years there, she became an agent in the television department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), working with writers and directors in both creating shows and writing on existing television shows. In 2009, Jaclyn retired from agenting to become a mother. She has three children; Charles (8), Celia (6) and Gabriel (2). She is married to Andrew Singer.
Jaclyn has always loved the performing arts. Whether it be music, theater, dance or literature, she deeply appreciates creativity. As a native to Los Angeles, she is aware of how much this city has grown. She believes it is imperative that we expose Angelenos and visitors to the elements of creativity and culture that are currently thriving in our city. Jaclyn finds that BODYTRAFFIC captures the sensibility and heart beat of a young and cool cultural movement – blending the talents of choreographers, musicians and fashion alike.
Tina is a woman who Jaclyn adores as a friend and admires as an artist. Jaclyn is thrilled to begin the WE MOVE journey of education and exposure on BODYTRAFFIC’s behalf. She is proud to help cultivate a group of women that can both enjoy and educate our city through dance, music, and movement.
Jessica Travers Brown is a Los Angeles native who graduated with a BA in English Literature, as well as a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from USC. After a brief stint in the film industry, she transitioned into magazine publishing where she helped launch Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, as well as 944. She also spent many years at Los Angeles Magazine where she helped luxury fashion brands market to Los Angeles’s elite.
Jessica has always been committed to supporting the thriving arts and cultural community in Los Angeles. As a young mother, she met Tina Berkett Finkelman and closely followed her career. Recently, Jessica and Tina decided it was the right time to bring BODYTRAFFIC directly to a young, thriving group of empowering women who could get involved with the company in a a more intimate, meaningful setting. She is thrilled to be on this journey with WE MVOE as BODYTRAFFIC elevates to the next level of local and global awareness.
Ronit Wertheim was born in Israel and immigrated to Los Angeles with her family in 1986. Ronit has always had a love for movement, which led her to pursue her studies in Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise Physiology and minoring in Biomechanics at California State University Northridge. After completing her studies, Ronit worked at SportsMed/Sports Club LA performing stress tests and various performance measures for hypertensive and diabetic patients. Shortly after her graduation, Ronit married and focused her attention on her growing family. Ronit has three children, Rachel, Jeremy and Sarah. They are her greatest joys and most important work to date.
About ten years ago, Ronit was introduced to the world of dance through her eldest daughter Rachel, who is currently a member of the Beverly Hills High School dance team. Throughout Rachel’s dance education, Ronit has been very involved and has researched a variety of schools and companies in the Los Angeles area in order to help develop and advance Rachel’s dance education. She was surprised to learn how very few dance schools were available in Los Angeles that offered a comprehensive dance education for aspiring young dancers. When Ronit met Tina Berkett, she was excited and inspired by what Tina was working toward achieving for the Los Angeles dance culture and community through her company, BODYTRAFFIC.
Ronit feels honored and grateful to be a part of BODYTRAFFIC’s WE MOVE initiative to help bring the world of dance to the Los Angeles arts community.