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Jessica Abejar Jessica Abejar is an artist with a love of storytelling. As a dancer/choreographer, she most recently performed at World Youth Day in Brazil, where she was called to explore movement as a prayer. She promotes a holistic approach to health and wellness as an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor, performing and teaching a style of sacred dance she calls "The Moving Prayer." She also writes a youth column for the newspaper The Filipino Catholic. Jessica graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, summa cum laude with a BA in Business, but decided to follow her childhood dreams instead and performed with Disney Cruise Line.



BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's Cutting-edge CINDERELLA
June 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's premiere of the Royal Ballet's Cinderella was a beautifully romantic and astonishingly comedic whirlwind of a fairytale. With Frederick Ashton's cutting-edge choreography set to Sergei Prokofiev's vibrant score, American Ballet Theatre delivered a ballet enjoyable for all ages.

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's MANON
June 6, 2014

American Ballet Theatre sent its audience on a thrill ride of joy, sorrow, and surprises in Manon. With Julie Kent and Roberto Bolle in the lead roles, choreography and direction by Sir Kenneth MacMillian, and music from the opera of the same name by Jules Massenet, the audience was treated to a passion-filled evening underlined by grace, merriment, tragedy, and pure artistry.

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Reveres Its Great Masters
May 22, 2014

Halfway through celebrating its 50th year at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet showcased three diverse pieces influenced by the Company's greatest artists - Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and of course, George Balanchine.

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Looks Forward to the Future
May 8, 2014

To jumpstart their 50th anniversary at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet began their Spring season not looking back but rather looking forward, presenting works from 21st century choreographers and showcasing the Company's ever-evolving mastery of their art.

BWW Reviews: SHEN WEI Leaves Audience Breathless
May 1, 2014

Shen Wei Dance Arts' New York season at the Judson Memorial Church, running April 29th to May 4th, is a dynamic display of the versatility and ingenuity of a master choreographer. With a reworking of his 2005 piece 'Map' and the world premiere of his solo work 'Variations,' Shen Wei leaves no room to doubt that he is one of the greatest artists of our time.

BWW Reviews: Teens Amaze at 92Y's DANCE UP!
April 15, 2014

In the very center where many dance legends have performed, thirteen teenaged choreographers presented pieces as part of Dance Up! The Next Generation at the 92nd Street YMHA Harkness Dance Center on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. The performance was followed by a Q&A session with the choreographers. The event showcased a vast array of talent, creativity, and maturity among the teens but also showed a commonality across all generations.

March 26, 2014

Fantastic artistry, skillful control, and incredible dynamics were all offered on the last evening of the REVERBdance Festival 2014, leaving the audience in high anticipation as to who would win the most coveted prize.

BWW Reviews: Jody Oberfelder's 4CHAMBERS Explores the Depths of the Heart
March 12, 2014

When describing 4CHAMBERS by Jody Oberfelder Projects, one should not take the phrase 'immersive theater' lightly. From the moment choreographer and mastermind Jody Oberfelder personally introduces her audience of 12 to the piece and then selects them one by one, taking both hands into hers and locking eyes that stare straight into the soul, the audience is propelled into what the show promotes itself as 'a sensorial journey into the human heart.' WARNING: This show is not for the light of heart or for anyone unwilling to open their heart to the journey that is to come.