Jessie Tretter

Teacher

A Rochester, New York native, Jessica Tretter trained at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy under full scholarship, and attended the School of American Ballet summer intensive, under full scholarship, and American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive in New York City.

Ms. Tretter was a member of Houston Ballet II, performing lead roles in Stanton Welch's Blue and Bruiser with additional performance opportunities in the Houston Ballet's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Raymonda. Later joining the Houston Ballet, she performed in The NutcrackerDraculaGiselleDon QuixoteOneginMadame Butterfly,CoppeliaCarnival of the AnimalsWestern Symphony (Balanchine), and as one of the four Little Swans for the world premiere of Mr. Welch's Swan Lake.

Joining Ballet San Antonio, she danced in The Nutcracker and as a featured dancer in La Valse Sentimentale andSuzaki Dances.

With the Rochester City Ballet she has danced as the Christmas Spirit, Harlequin and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, the Most Beautiful Maiden in Firebird, the Cat and the Duck in Peter and the Wolf, the Waltz Girl in Balanchine's Serenade, and in Ms. Leverett's How to Break a Heart. Ms. Tretter was the Chosen Virgin in the world premiere of Jamey Leverett's The Blood Countess and has danced in Push & Pull and as a featured performer in 4Play, and in Bravo! Colorado and Hoedownwith the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.