Dominique Jenssen
Dominique began her training in her hometown at Corvallis Academy of Ballet. From there she earned a full scholarship to train at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre under Damara Bennett. Dominique performed in Kent Stowell’s Coppelia and excerpts from George Balanchine’s Serenade at SOBT. Dominique continued her training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School under Dennis Marshall and Marjorie Grundvig. While there, she performed excerpts from La BayadereDon Quixote and in Terrance Orr’s production of The Nutcracker. She has also attended summer intensives at Kirov Academy of Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and workshops with Sidra Bell and Jessica Lang.
 
After graduating from PBTS, Dominique performed with Rochester City Ballet for two seasons. Notable performances include George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jimmy Orrante’s the Ugly Duckling, and David Palmer’s Under the Moonlight, a ballet choreographed to David Bowie songs. She was a guest artist with Heather Roffe Dance, performing Twice Removed at the White Wave Dance Festival NYC 2016, and a guest artist with RudduR Dance, performing The Doubt of the Devout in Ballet Inc's The Series Vol. 1 festival in NYC.
 
 
Dominique is delighted to return to Ballet Quad Cities for her second season. Some of her favorite roles of last season are Vampiress in Deanna Carter’s Dracula, Rat Queen and Arabian in Courtney Lyon’s The Nutcracker. She also loved collaborating with local musicians in Courtney Lyon’s Giving the Devil his Due: The Art of Gary Kelly installation at the Figge, and The Bach Suite No. 1 for Genesius Guild.