Jennifer Markham to join MetroWest Ballet as the new Associate Director
MetroWest Ballet moves to Hudson
On the Rail Trail connecting Marlborough and Hudson
July 15, 2015
MetroWest Ballet is thrilled to announce a wonderful new beginning. This September, after celebrating its 10th anniversary, MetroWest Ballet (MWB) will begin to hold all classes in a new location in Hudson, Massachusetts, and it will have the honor of Jennifer Markham joining the Artistic Staff as the new Associate Director of MetroWest Ballet.
Working together in the new location, Ms. Markham and MWB founder, Ms. Wilson, look forward to offering the communities of Hudson, Marlborough, and the surrounding towns, the very best opportunities for high-quality ballet instruction in the area. In combining their efforts, resources, and experience, the students of MetroWest Ballet will have the benefit of well-rounded, comprehensive training, including various performance and outreach opportunities, throughout the year.
All classes will be held in historic downtown Hudson, located at 14 Main Street on the 3rd floor. We have large airy studios, dressing room, and waiting area. We believe students will immediately enjoy the comfort and character this space provides. There is ample parking both on the street, as well as a public parking lot located across the street. The downtown area has several shops and eateries nearby, and the public library is located directly across the street from the studios.
The 2015-2016 school year schedule will be made available July 15, 2015. The year is sure to be an exciting time for all of us, and we look forward to sharing it with you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. Please visit metrowestballet.com for our contact information. We look forward to seeing you at the studio!
Meet the Directors of MetroWest Ballet
Jennifer Markham is currently on faculty at Boston Ballet School, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, as well as running her own classes at Ballet on the 3rd Floor. At Boston Ballet, Ms. Markham spent several years as a Children’s Ballet Mistress for the annual production of The Nutcracker, and as the Children’s Theatre Manager for the professional company. Over the last decade she has taught in the Children’s, Classical Ballet, and Adult Divisions of the Boston Ballet School, as well as the Citydance and Taking Healthy Steps outreach programs in the Education and Community Initiatives department. In addition, Ms. Markham is an ABT® certified teacher in Pre-Primary to Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Jessica Wilson began her teaching career in 1993 when she joined the faculty of Ballet Workshop New England. She was appointed Associate Director of the school in 2003. Ms. Wilson also held the position of Ballet Mistress with the Massachusetts Youth Ballet beginning in 1995 and was appointed the Artistic Associate of the company in 2003. She has taught at the Boston Ballet’s Young Dancers Summer Program and has been invited to teach at Performing Arts Center of Worcester Summer Dance Program. In 2005 Ms. Wilson founded MetroWest Ballet in an effort to bring quality classical ballet training west of Boston. She is happy to pass on her training received through the Royal Academy of Dancing with Mary Tolland as well as her intensive training and exposure to Balanchine technique and repertory from well known teachers like Jacqueline Cronsberg, Sandra Jennings, and Gloria Govrin.