Jessica grew up in Jackson, New Jersey. She studied dance at Princeton Ballet School and Academy of Dance Arts, where she successfully passed the Royal Academy of Dance major examinations and performed as a pre-professional dancer with Company of Dance Arts. She attended summer intensives at the Kirov Academy , Washington School of Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
Jessica’s performance highlights include Sugar Plum Fairy in Anastos’ The Nutcracker, The Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Fairy Godmother in Liang’s Cinderella, and featured roles in Lar Lubovitch’s Something About Night and Alejandro Cerrudo’s Offscreen. She’s performed as Balanchine’s Dark Angel in Serenade and Tall Girl in Rubies. Jessica originated roles in Danielle Rowe’s Dreamland, Penny Saunders’ Shot in the Dark, Robyn Mineko Williams’ I Will Always See Your Face, and Craig Davidson’s Once Familiar.
Jessica has been a guest artist for Nevada Ballet Theatre, Anchorage Classical Ballet as Swanhilda in Coppelia, LED, Project Flux, Dance Boise, and a Canon Destination Workshop. She has been featured in commercial work filmed by Front Runner Films for Idaho Lottery and Corporate Spending Innovations; and starred as lead actress of locally produced Boise film, Almosting It.
Jessica teaches ballet at Ballet Idaho Academy and throughout New Jersey. She is a certified yoga instructor.
This is Jessica’s fifteenth season with Ballet Idaho.
Generously sponsored for the 2022.23 season by Dr. Mark and Lana Hollingshead.