VIRTUAL BALLET CLASS
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jessica Mylene Drago began her young classical ballet training in Miami. She soon received scholarships to the schools of the Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Soon she was asked to join the Atlanta Ballet by its Artistic Director, Robert Barnett. She captured the hearts of audiences dancing the principle role in many ballets including Balanchine’s “Serenade”, “Four Temperaments”, “Square Dance” and “Allegro Brilliante”. She delighted audiences with her portrayal of the much-coveted “Giselle”. She was selected to dance the lead by Fernand Nault in his internationally acclaimed “Carmina Burana” as Intritina, and Kirk Peterson’s “Belling the Slayer” as the Young Maiden. Other principle roles include Eliot Feld’s “Intermezzo”, Caroline in Anthony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden” and original choreography by David Parsons and Lisa DeRiber. During her 7 years with the Atlanta Ballet, she was asked by Cleveland Ballet’s Dennis Nahat to perform in his “Quick Silver”, “Ode to Joy,” “Copellia”, “Swan Lake” and “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”. Before leaving the Atlanta Ballet, she danced in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as part of the “Arts Olympiad”, an international cultural event.
Mrs. Drago continued her career at the Cincinnati Ballet where her versatility and dramatic talent continued to excite audiences. Resident choreographer, Dennis Poole, specifically set the leading role of his successful “Nature Scape” ballet on her. Additional principle roles include the Dream Girl in Paul Taylor’s “Company B”, Olympe in Val Caniparoli’s “Lady of the Camelias” and Lila York’s “Rapture”. Dance Magazine praised her “radiance” in Balanchine’s “Jewels”. In celebration of her fourth and final season in Cincinnati, Mrs. Drago was asked to perform Balanchine’s much sought after signature piece “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”.
During all her years dancing, Mrs. Drago shared her love for classical ballet by continually teaching, coaching and training the next generation of dancers at schools throughout the states including The Studio in Georgia, the Southwest Virginia Ballet, SEDAC in Alabama, and the prestigious Joffrey Ballet Midwest Summer Workshop. After returning to Miami to start her own family she continues to share her knowledge and love of dance with children of all ages.
If you are interested in this NEW and exciting class, please contact us and we will add you to the zoom link to attend class.
Classes will start Saturday, September 19th
Beginner | Ages 7-10 | 9:30am - 10:30 am
Beginner - Intermediate | Ages 11 and up | 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost | $40/month