Jessie Quantrille is an enthusiastic and focused dancer who has been teaching in Louisiana since she was 18 years old. She started dancing at the age of 3, competing at 5, and finished her dance training at Main Street Dance in Hammond, LA as a member of their pre-professional company. Jessie is extensively and classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, and various styles of contemporary dance. She has received numerous convention titles and scholarships that have allowed her to attend intensives/national programs in New York and California to train under master teachers at the top of the dance industry. In the summer of 2014, Jessie was cast in a Mandy Moore professional video shoot to the music of Sam Smith at the first annual Dancerpalooza. More recently, Jessie has been awarded for her choreography in various styles, featured in modern dance shows “current-ly”, “it’s about women”, and “no feels just vibes” with modern dance and collaboration based company, “space lafayette”. She has been a guest performer in The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s State of La Danse and has appeared in Downtown Lafayette’s “Window Wonderland” pop-up performances. Jessie also serves as Assistant Director at Distinction Dance Company, a local pre-professional training program for students 4-18. She wants more than anything for people to be excited about dancing and wants to push everyone to jump out of their comfort zones and have fun! Jessie is ready to bring fun and fresh Musical Theater classes to Basin Arts this fall and can’t wait to see everyone’s Broadway potential.