Jessica GreenlawBallet Mistress

    JESSICA GREENLAW’S training began in Pittsburgh under some of the greatest names in dance; Jean Gedeon, Luigi, Kenneth Johnson, Nicolas Petrov, Assaf Messer, Yelena Ryabinkina, and Mikhail Korogodsky just to name a few. While a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company (one of the top rated youth ballet companies in the US) Jessica had the honor to perform in Balanchine Ballets approved by the Balanchine Trust. After earning her Bachelors of Arts in Dance with concentrations in both Jazz and Ballet from Point Park University, Jessica moved to NYC to continue her dance career. There she performed in various shows, on cruise ships and tours including; touring with The Wizard of OZ (Wicked Witch), being the only American on the Irish International Dance Company’s tour of the US and dancing at the Bobby Vinton Theater in Branson Missouri. Jessica has done voice over and commercial work in PA, VA, NYC and Tokyo. Between shows, Jessica enjoyed judging, and being a private children’s audition coach. Her students have booked jobs with companies such as Houghton Mifflin and American Girl among others. After a back injury Jessica switched her focus from performing to teaching. She has set pieces for Oleg Briansky’s Summer Intensives, for various dance studios throughout the East Coast and for the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. Through these opportunities Jessica has had the privilege of teaching students from all over the world- including students from Brazil, Japan, Greece, England, Puerto Rico and Switzerland-dance truly is the universal language. After moving to VA, Jessica joined the Orange School of Performing Arts in 2009 where she currently serves as the Ballet Mistress. Jessica is a member of Dance Masters of Pennsylvania and Dance Masters of America.