Jessica Smith

Jessica’s dance training began at the age of 3 in North Olmsted. She received the majority of her ballet training from Artistic Director Janet Strukley-Dziak. She has also trained under Cleveland Ballet Company members Jason Wang and Kathryn Tokar with additional guidance from Melaina Kampf and Elizabeth Radachi. Jessica additionally has done contract work with Champagne Creative Group out of Las Vegas, has performed during the Christmas season as the Ballerina in the Christmas Tower City Show in Cleveland, and has been featured in two short films. Jessica’s most notable performances are Sleeping Beauty (Good Fairy #1, 2015), Swan Lake (Big Swan, 2015), Cinderella (Summer Fairy, 2017), and The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Spanish Principle, Marzipan, Chinese Principle, 2012-2016). As a hobby Jessica enjoys working on her marksmanship skills as she is considered a Distinguished Expert with a small bore rifle and has competed locally, within the state, and even nationally. Jessica is currently in Nursing school and has the great pleasure of working for the Cleveland Clinic when she is not dancing. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support and the whole company of North Pointe Ballet who has been so welcoming in her first official season with them.