Jacob Barker is from Elon, North Carolina and has been training in all styles of dance since age three. He started out at a local competition dance studio and was first introduced to UNCSA when he attended the Winter Festival in 2015.
He auditioned for his senior year of high school, by recommendation of a friend, and was accepted into the program as a Contemporary Dance major. After graduation, Jacob plans on becoming a Broadway performer. He is also open to doing commercial dance work, as well as joining a contemporary company.