Jessa, a graduate from Holy Cross Regional High School, has been dancing since the age of 3. She has been a student at Lavrova Classical Ballet Academy for the past 5 years, and is looking forward to beginning her teaching career here as well. She has been performing with the Royal City Youth Ballet Company for the past 11 years, and has had the privilege to perform, under the direction of Delores Kirkwood, in principal roles in the full length ballet, The Nutcracker. Throughout her studies in various dance styles, she has been grateful to have worked with some of the best dancers in Canada and world-wide including Evelyn Hart, Rex Harrington, Johnny Chang, Oscar Nieto, David Cox, Bruce Monk, Miles Elkington, Valerie Easton, and So You Think You Can Dance’s Alex Wong and Arassay Reyes. Along with placing in various competitions throughout the years, Jessa has recently achieved her Advanced II RAD exam with Distinction.