Jessica Markiewicz began her early training in the Cecchetti method at the Carter School of Dance, and later studied Vaganova with Slava Mesropov at the Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland. She has also attended summer programs at The Washington School of Ballet, the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C., and American Ballet Theater. Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Goucher College, and also has an M.A. in Dance Education with a concentration in Ballet Pedagogy from New York University. In addition to performing with Ballet Embody, she is a current member of Misako Ballet Company, dancing both classical and contemporary roles. Jessica is the director of the dance program at Arundel High School, and currently teaches dance and yoga in AACPS.