A difficult loss

We are immensely saddened by the untimely passing of former FBP Company Dancer Jaclyn (Ricci) Snow. She was 36 years old.

“Today is a difficult day for the company,” said Mihailo (Misha) Djuric, artistic director. “Jaclyn was a student at the FBP school, and a company dancer for many years. She retired after our 25th Season, but she was never far from the company – she came back often to visit and take class,” Djuric said. “She supported the company by coming to every show and cheering us on. Jaclyn was a dear friend to FBP and truly part of our family.”

Jaclyn is survived by her husband Todd Snow; her sister, current FBP company dancer Jennifer Ricci; her brother John Michael Ricci; and parents John and Donna Ricci.

On behalf of all dancers, faculty, staff, students, and audience members who had the immense privilege of watching her dance, we extend our deepest condolences to the Ricci and Snow families during this difficult time.

– Festival Ballet Providence

Jaclyn Ricci as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream_PHOTO BY THOMAS NOLA-RION
Jaclyn Ricci as Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion

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7 Replies to “A difficult loss”

  1. May Jaclyn rest in peace, as she has suffered so much for so long. We will miss her smile, remember her fantastic dancing, and mourn her loss with Todd, her parents, sister Jen, her brother, and all who loved her. Our prayers are with Jaclyn’s family at this most difficult time.

  2. I am so saddened by the loss of such an amazing women. She touched my life in so many ways. An inspiration, a driving force to never give up, to face things head on and believe in what you are. I have had the honor of being her partner in dance and to experience the generosity of her friendship. I have and always will have love in my heart for you Jaclyn. You brought so much light and beauty into my life. My time as your friend was truly magical. My condolences to both the Ricci and Snow families. May your hearts find solace in the treasured memories that you hold deep in your hearts!

  3. Such an accomplished dancer and charming presence. Extending sincere and deepest sympathy to Todd, Jennifer, her family, animal companions, and many friends.

  4. I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Jaclyn. I had the privilege of working with her on “Peter and the Wolf” and “The Unicorn, Gorgon, and Manticore” many years ago. She was always a positive energy in the studio and delightful to work with. I will always remember Jaclyn in one specific crossing that she did with Misha in the beginning of “Unicorn..” She brought her own sense of joy and playfulness to the simple stage crossing that made it even more delightful than I could have imagined. She was a true artist. My heart extends to Jennifer and the entire Ricci and Snow families. May your friends and family surround you with love and support to get through this difficult time.

  5. I was a young dancer in the company (early 90s) many years ago when Jaclyn was a principal dancer. She was one of the “older” dancers who went out of her way to be kind, supportive, and friendly to the younger ones in the bunch. I remember as a mouse in the Nutcracker always wanting to emulate Jaclyn’s role as the mouse queen. She embodied the role with so much power and playfulness. Many of the younger dancers looked up to Jaclyn and talked about how no one could dance the role like her. Whenever I see the Nutcracker each year, I think of her and remember myself watching her from the wings with admiration as she danced with such strength and grace. May her spirit and memory live on~

  6. The Brother and Sisters of IATSE Local 23 send our deepest sympathies. As you know our members have worked with Jaclyn since she was a little girl, and we consider the Ricci family a part of our stagehand family. The world is smaller for this loss.
    -M.J.A.Araujo
    Business Agent
    IATSE Local Union 23
    RI Stagehands

  7. I am so sad to hear about the passing of Jaclyn. I was in the junior company is the early 2000’s and she was always one of the kindest people to dance with. She was a joy to watch and as mentioned above, she went out of her way to help the younger dancers. Although it has been a while since I danced at festival, I have thought of her with fondness frequently. My heart is with her family during this time.

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