Jessica Ballonoff grew up dancing in Santa Barbara with Steven Lovelace and performing with various local youth theater programs. She attended the Claire Trevor School for the Arts at UC Irvine and completed a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Choreography. While there, Jessica created an original 45 minute concept dance piece that was extremely well received. Jessica was then chosen to attend UCI's musical theater intensive in New York City, where she was the featured actor in an original short off-Broadway musical. Since returning to Santa Barbara, Jessica has instilled her love and knowledge of artistic expression as director, producer and choreographer for a number of Santa Barbara youth efforts. Jessica is currently choreographing throughout the Santa Barbara School District and working to ensure the sustainability of arts education in our community.