Jordyn McNichols grew up in Connecticut. She began dancing at the age of 2, and studied jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, and pointe at a local competitive dance studio. At the age of 16 she began her professional career dancing with the Albano Ballet Company, in Hartford, CT. After graduating high school she moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts and, in 2013, graduated with a BFA in Ballet Performance and Education. Jordyn has had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers such as Joseph Albano, formerly of the Ballet Russes, Julia Frederik, soloist for George Balanchine, Ronen Koresh, Christine Cox, and John Alleyne to name a few. Jordyn is very excited to be a part the Zero Gravity family and to be able to share her knowledge and love of the art of dance with this great group of students.
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Jessica Anonuevo began dance training at Maureen’s School of Dance at the age of five and after a year joined the school’s competitive dance company. After years of competing and performing around the country she began study at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia. There she majored in modern with a concentrations in Horton and Hawkins Technique. Through her exposure in competitive dance and study at the Governor’s School she has worked with artists in the commercial and freelance dance scenes. Such artists include Allison Holker, Malcom Burn, Michael Blake, Janelle Spruill, and Todd Rosenlieb. Jessica also has worked as a teacher’s assistant for Tessandra Chavez and Ade Obayomi. She has attended many dance intensives and conservatories including Joffery West, Alvin Ailey, and Jacob’s Pillow. She has performed with companies such as Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company, Richmond Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES. She is currently working towards a BFA in Dance at Temple University as well as teaching and performing in Philadelphia. She is happy to join the Zero Gravity Crew this year and share her experience with the students.