Hometown: Kansas City, Kas.
BalletMet company member since: 2005
Favorite book: Me Before You. It is sad and beautiful and reminds me to hope, dream and love.
Favorite local spot: Breakfast at Northstar Cafe
Jessica Brown, 2017 Emmy winner of Television Arts and Sciences, received her training at American Dance Center and under instruction from Paula Weber, Professor of Dance at the UMKC. She joined the BalletMet Trainee program in 2005 and has worked her way through the years to become a leading artist. Ms. Brown’s roles have included the principal female role in Carousel, Fool’s Paradise, Lucy in Dracula, Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, Principal couple in Movements 1 and 3 from George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, as well as Jumping Girl in Who Cares?, Waltz Girl in Serenade, Cinderella and the Blue Bird pas de deux in Sleeping Beauty. She has enjoyed working with choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, Michael Pink, Val Caniparoli , Jimmy Orrante, Attila Bongar, Kristopher Estes-Brown, James Kudelka, David Nixon, Stanton Welch, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Dwight Rhoden, and Amy Seiwert. Ms. Brown has had the honor of performing with BalletMet in the Moscow International Contemporary Dance Festival in Russia and performed Edwaard Liang’s Vicissitude at the National Choreographer’s Initiative for their 10th anniversary.
Ms. Brown enjoys dancing in charity organizations, The Benefit Columbus and Project Concept Zero. She currently loves cross training with Pilates Innovations.