Photo: Marshall Williams, 2013. 

Photo: Marshall Williams, 2013. 

Jessica Reed holds a BS in Dance & a BFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.  Her teaching career began in 1991, and spans across many cities, ages and levels.  Her methods and inspiration are a blend of Limon, Horton, Graham, previous teachers, intensive summer workshops and herself. In 1994, Jessica returned to Boston to work for her MFA in Dance Performance at the Boston Conservatory. She began dancing professionally in 1996, performing primarily in Boston and New York City.  Jessica danced extensively with the Nicola Hawkins Dance Company for ten years, earning the role of assistant to the director.  After moving to San Diego, she joined San Diego Dance Theater, Malashock Dance and Butterworth Dance Company. Currently, Jessica is still dancing professionally, working as a Pilates trainer and teaching dance.  She has been teaching modern dance at SDCYB since July 2007.