Meet Jessica

Jessica Jaye Mackinson received her training at the Milwaukee Ballet School and attended summer intensives with the School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet School, and the Vail International Dance Festival, as well as with the Chautauqua Institution in New York where she performed with Charlotte Ballet. 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 and continues to pursue her career in dance education and educational programming.



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Adult Absolute Beginning Ballet
Adult Advanced Beginning Ballet
Adult Ballet