Jessica McCann

Corps de Ballet
Jessica McCann

Jessica McCann, of Los Angeles CA, joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2015. She trained with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco and American Ballet Theatre in New York before joining PBT School’s Pre-professional Program in 2013. Since joining the company, McCann has performed many featured roles in works including William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (female lead); Terrence S. Orr’s Swan Lake (Pas de Trois and Cygnets), Giselle (Zulma) and The Nutcracker (Marie, Arabian, Snow Queen); Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite (Anita) and Fancy Free (first girl); and  Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria. Other memorable roles include the Cook in Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland, a Harlot in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet and an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. McCann has also performed in Jiří Kylián’s Sinfonietta, George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Antony Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas, Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet, Ben Stevenson’s Dracula and in PBT productions of The Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadère. For its 2017-2018 main-stage season, PBT commissioned McCann to choreograph the silver line., which made its world premiere in March 2018. She has guest performed in Japan and Bermuda and served as a judge in the 2018 World Dream Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan. In 2016, Pointe Magazine named her among its 10 Stars of the Corps.