Meet Jessica

Jessica Jaye Mackinson received her training as a scholarship student at the Milwaukee Ballet School. She attended the School of American Ballet summer intensive in New York City, where she studied under Suki Schorer, Julie Kent, Darci Kistler, and Jock Soto. Mackinson also attended the Boston Ballet School Summer Program and the Vail International Dance Festival. She completed her dance training with the Chautauqua Institution in New York where she was invited to perform reperitoire with Charlotte Ballet for their summer season. Mackinson danced professionally with the Milwaukee Ballet, BalletMet, Rockford Dance Company, Madison Ballet, and Elements Contemporary Ballet. She has also performed as a guest artist for Indiana Ballet Theater and Innervation Dance, as well as a back-up dancer for Weird Al Yankovic and Hannibal Buress. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology & Sociology from Rockford University, where she also served as an adjunct professor of dance. Mackinson became the program manager for Design Dance in 2014, overseeing after-school and in-school dance education initiatives in California, New York, and Illinois. Mackinson has taught extensively throughout the Midwest for over a decade, developing dance curricula for all ages and abilities. Mackinson moved to Oregon in 2017. She currently teaches ballet in the Eugene area and is the Academy Operations Coordinator & Assistant to the Artistic Director at Ballet Fantastique. 

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Adult Absolute Beginning Ballet
Adult Advanced Beginning Ballet
Adult Ballet