Donna L. Jacobs

9-5 gig: Senior Vice President, Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health at the University of Maryland Medical System

Cats or Dogs:  Dogs but I do have two cats

Salty or Sweet: All of the above!

Hero: Araminta-Harriet Tubman 

Coffee or Tea: Always tea 

Sneakers or Heels: Heels

Favorite Ice Cream:  Vanilla

Travel bucket list: Too numerous to say; I better get busy...

Donna L. Jacobs, Full Circle Dance Company's Artistic Director and Director of Morton Street Dance Center, is an honors graduate of the New York School for the Performing Arts, Wesleyan University, and Georgetown University Law Center. As a young dancer, Ms. Jacobs studied with Bernice Johnson, Michael Peters, Chuck Davis, Frank Hatchett, Gertrude Sher of the original Graham company, and master Graham teacher Penny Frank. While attending Wesleyan University, Ms. Jacobs was asked to join the dance faculty and taught advanced modern, ballet, jazz, and African on campus and as a freelance artist. Since coming to Baltimore, she has performed with several local companies. Ms. Jacobs is the director of the Morton Street Dance Center, Inc., and has over 40 years of teaching, choreography, and production experience. Under her direction, Full Circle has received numerous grants and awards. Her choreography has been featured in the Broadway Dance Center's "Best of" Choreographer's Showcase and performed by invitation around the country. Ms. Jacobs has personally received numerous awards including the Mark Ryder Choreography Award from the Howard County Arts Council, Dream Bridge from the Dream 4 IT Foundation and a Baker Artists Award. Her artistic work has been displayed throughout the state and mid-Atlantic region. She has been inducted into The Daily Record's Maryland "Circle of Excellence" for her professional accomplishments, and named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women three times. Ms. Jacobs is a Senior Vice President at the University of Maryland Medical System.