About Jessica O’Keefe
Jessica is a native of North Carolina, and currently resides in Mooresville, NC. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Appalachian State University (2010) with a BA in Dance Studies, as well as a BFA in Graphic Design. There, she was a member of the National Honors Society, Ambassador of the Art Department, and Captain and Coach of the ASU Elite Dance Team.
She trained at Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Charlotte Ballet (North Carolina Dance Theater), North Carolina School of the Arts, American Dance Festival, The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts, and Dance Davidson. She has also been trained under and danced professionally for Martha Connerton Kinetic Works (2014). Jessica has had the opportunity to dance under Roger Belman, Karen Deese, Sadie Roberts, Emily Daughtridge, Patty Weeks, Tommi Galaska, Nick Pupillo, and many more.
She was named “Top All American Dancer” through the National Dance Alliance as well as “Top Choreographer.” Her recent performance experience includes: Nick Pupillo in “Dance Chicago 2006” (Chicago, IL), for Roger Belman in the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC), the Hula Bowl 2004 (Maui, HI), the Appalachian Dance Ensemble 2007-2010 (Boone, NC), and Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works in 2014 (Charlotte, NC). Her most recent choreography has been featured in the “North Carolina Dance Festival” as well as “Multiple Exposure” (Raleigh, NC).