A native of Garden City, MI Jessica started her pre-professional training at Angie Hahn’s Academy of Dance where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary. She is a 2019 graduate from the University of Oklahoma where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy. There, Jessica had the opportunity to perform works by Trey McIntyre, David Hochoy, and Alejandro Cerrudo. She has also trained at BalletMet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre summer intensives. After graduation Jessica joined DBDT: Encore! for two seasons. Recently promoted, she will be joining Dallas Black Dance Theater’s first company for their upcoming season. In addition to dancing, Jessica has been teaching and choreographing for 8 years. She has taught ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and contemporary to all levels. She is the proud mother of Dakota Popoff, born September 11, 2020.