Jessica Tretter

Jessica Tretter Joined RCB: 2008
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Training: The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy
Other Companies: Ballet San Antonio, Houston Ballet, Ballet Next
Favorite Ballet and Role: Favorite ballet is John Cranko's Onegin, favorite role is Waltz Girl in Balanchine's Serenade
My favorite color is: red
My favorite food is: Chocolate and wine
My favorite movie is: Amelie
My favorite books are: Atlas Shrugged, also Jane Austen or Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite band or type of music: The Black Keys
I have a hobby and it is: Baking and napping
Favorite non-dance activity: Getting lost in life
Favorite Rochester Hangout: Tap & Mallet or Owl House
First Nutcracker: Party child with RCB when I was 9

A Rochester, New York native, Jessica Tretter trained at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, and the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy under full scholarship. She also attended the School of American Ballet summer intensive, under full scholarship, and American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive in New York City. Ms. Tretter was a member of Houston Ballet II, performing lead roles in Stanton Welch's Blue and Bruiser with additional performance opportunities in the Houston Ballet's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Raymonda. Later joining the Houston Ballet, she performed in The Nutcracker, Dracula, Giselle, Don Quixote, Onegin, Madame Butterfly, Coppelia, Carnival of the Animals, Western Symphony (Balanchine), and as one of the four Little Swans for the world premiere of Mr. Welch's Swan Lake. Joining Ballet San Antonio, she danced in The Nutcracker and as a featured dancer in La Valse Sentimentale and Suzaki Dances. With the Rochester City Ballet she has danced as the Christmas Spirit, Harlequin, Dew Drop, and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, the Spring Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the Most Beautiful Maiden in Firebird, the Cat and the Duck in Peter and the Wolf, the Waltz Girl in Balanchine's Serenade, and in Ms. Leverett's How to Break a Heart, Push & Pull, 4Play, and Bravo! Colorado and Hoedown with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Tretter was the Chosen Virgin in the world premiere of Jamey Leverett's The Blood Countess. In summer 2014, she performed in New York City with Ballet Next.