Jessica Walker received her early dance training in her native Los Angeles, California. She then moved to New York where she obtained her BFA from Fordham University/The Ailey School. Shortly after, Jessica joined the Broadway company of Movin’ Out. Jessica then became on original company member of Phantom: the Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel. Next she joined the 1st National Tour of Wicked. Jessica has also performed in the Actor’s Fund Benefits Chess and Hair. Jessica has found a new passion as a Master Teacher at several studios in the New York area. She loves working with new up and coming dancers and stresses the importance of strong technique, versatility, musicality and making strong acting choices. Jessica is thrilled to be joining the Broadway Connection faculty.
Thayne's positive outlook, sincere encouragement to each dancer and his obvious talent all packaged together made for an inspirational morning. He had so much knowledge to share and all the dancers came out motivated to work hard and be better. And I loved the fact that he had so much varied experience -- stage, tv, film, etc!” - S. Ferree