Jessica is excited to join Dance Connection! She returns to Indianapolis as a founding company member with Indianapolis Ballet, and she will be working with Dance Connection's team program.
Growing up in Carmel, Indiana, she began her training at the Academy of Ballet Internationale. While at the academy, she performed various ballets with the professional company, including Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Garde, and Le Corsaire. She also toured nationally with company in Sleeping Beauty and as Clara in the Nutcracker. After her time with Ballet Internationale, she continued her training at Butler’s Jordan Academy of Dance, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, and at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, where she performed nationally and internationally as one of the original G2 members, the second company of GHDT.
Jessica attended SUNY Purchase in New York. She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in dance, specializing in ballet. She also worked with many different choreographers including Bettijane Sills, Jessica Lang, and Helen Pickett. After graduating she danced with American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles, and under the direction of Stuart Loungeway at Terra Firma Dance Theatre in New York.