Black Jessica


Classical Ballet / Soloist

Jessica Black began her dance training at the age of seven in Fargo, North Dakota. With the generous love and support from her parents, Ms. Black was able to move to NYC to further her training at several ballet studios throughout the city. Ms. Black had the opportunity to perform classical variations from Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Paquita, Don Quixote, and Balanchine’s Episodes and La Source. After attending the famous LaGuardia H.S. of the Performing Arts, Jessica was selected as the top ballet student of the year under the Jacques d\'Amboise award. Ms. Black also received a scholarship to train in the Alvin Ailey School’s Fellowship Program and was chosen to perform with the Alvin Ailey company in “Memoria” at New York City Center. Under the tutelage of the Master of Jazz, Luigi, Jessica was the first American to perform his work “Solitude” in several NY venues. Jessica is currently a dancer in TranscendanceGroup under the direction of Gabriel Chajnik and Hector Zaraspe. The Nutcracker will be Ms. Black’s first time performing with the Eglevsky Ballet.

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  • The Eglevsky Ballet
    New York