Jessica Markov

Ballet San Antonio
School of Ballet San Antonio

Phoenix, AZ

Joined BSA:

Jessica started her training at Master Ballet Academy under the direction of Slawomir and Irena Wozniak. Throughout her dance career, she received training and scholarships at various intensives including Ballet Arizona and ABT. Her professional career includes dancing as a commercial dancer represented by Bloc LA Talent Agency in Los Angeles, Festival Ballet of Providence, later Ballet RI, and Ballet Palm Beach. She has been able to perform Soloist roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Firebird, Carmen, Peter Pan, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Balanchine’s Serenade and Tarantella, along many others. Throughout her career she has been fortunate enough to have worked closely with choreographers such as Yury Yanowksy, Kathleen Breen Combes, Viktor Plotnikov, Christopher Huggins, Misha Djuric, and Deborah Winghart. When not performing, Jessica enjoys teaching ballet and contemporary to students and serves as a judge for National Dance Competitions.

Get to know Jessica

When did you start dancing, and why?
I started dancing at age 4 when my mom put me into classes. I started with jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tap. I loved the feeling of performing on stage and the versatility in each style that you could show as a performer. I later turned my focus primarily to classical ballet training because I loved the structure and challenge it presented as an artist.

What inspires you to be a professional dancer?
When I started dancing I was inspired by my teachers and their careers. As a professional I’m inspired by my students to lead by example. Each of them has inspired me with their growth, resilience, and confidence that it takes to be a performer.

Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?
I chose BSA for their positive reputation and female leadership. I’m excited to get the opportunity to teach the students of SBSA and share my passion for dance!