Jackie Jonas is a storyteller, actor and educator. She is a founding member and board President of Grounded Theatre Company, a theater company focused on telling the stories of the African Diaspora. Jackie grew up in Tennessee, received her MBA from Loyola University in Chicago, and spent 20 years living, working and performing in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently a proud and happy resident of the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. When not performing, Jackie teaches cooking classes and makes Ankara dresses for all the little girls in her life.