Join Jessie Winters from Open Sky Connecticut for Advanced Ballet. Register below! We hope to see you there!
~ Meet Jessie Winters ~
Jessie’s love of classical ballet was cultivated when she was very young, as she received training in the Royal Academy of Dance, where she has succeeded in all examination levels through advanced level in the R.A.D. Syllabus. As a growing student in the R.A.D method, she was honored to receive continual instruction and special coaching by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo legend Hereda May, and intensive dance training at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, England, The Hartford Ballet, and Walnut Hill with David Howard. Jessie received her BFA in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 under the leadership of Mary Margaret Holt, and was honored to receive instruction by Martha Graham protégé Denise Vail, Alvin Ailey’s Judith Jamison along with many others.
She has taught all levels of Classical Ballet for 18+ years in Oklahoma, Virginia & Alabama with emphasis on the Advanced & Pre-professional student. Jessie was the Founder and Artistic Director of A.R.T.S. International Dance Company from 2009-2011 in Oklahoma. She has also performed nationally as a company member & instructor with the Dance Revolution convention circuit and 2008 National Tour: The Tree. She has Choreographed, instructed and performed original works internationally as a member of Arrows International Dance company in the 2008, 2010 Costa Rica Tour and in Hong Kong, Kunming and Beijing China in 2011.