Jessica McCarthy, originally from Southeastern Virginia, pursued her dream by moving to New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with honors, receiving a BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology. During her time at NYU, Jessica had the privilege of performing works by Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Allyson Green, Deborah Jowitt and Renee Redding-Jones. She is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner, as well as a certified yoga teacher through the Mind Body Dancer® 300 Yoga Teacher Training with TaraMarie Perri. Jessica has trained with Elbert Watson, The School of Richmond Ballet, The Ailey School, The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, and during the summer of 2013, she studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and also attended Strictly Seattle, where she performed an original work by Zoe Scofield. In addition to Buggé Ballet, she currently dances with Isis Movement Company. Jessica wishes to express the deepest gratitude for the love and support of her family, friends and teachers.