(Ballet 3 Instructor) Jazmine Quezada is from Ventura County, California where she began her ballet training at age 11 with Ventura County Ballet and was the first to receive the Ron Noblin Full Scholarship Award. Jazmine attended American Ballet Theater’s New York summer intensive in 2011 and was accepted to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT that same year. She then attended the Joffrey Chicago International summer dance intensive on full scholarship and in 2016 she moved to San Francisco to continue her training on scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School. With the San Francisco Ballet, she performed in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and danced the leading role of Grace in Helgi Tomasson’s Meisten Mozart. Now a member of the Oakland Ballet, she has performed the role of Luna in Luna Mexicana, the Monkey Queen in Jangala, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, created roles in works by Caili Quan, and Megan and Shannon Kurashige, and the dance films In Plain Sight and What I See. Jazmine also performed at Alameda Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy in 2022. She is excited to join the ABA Faculty team!