Jessica Payne

Soloist • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2020

Hometown: San Clemente, California

Jessica Payne is from San Clemente, California. She received her training at Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy under the direction of Dmitri and Jennifer Kulev in southern California. In 2015, she joined Tulsa Ballet’s second company and was promoted into the main company the following year, where she continued to dance until joining Colorado Ballet in 2020. Her featured roles include Olympe in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Clara and Dew Drop in The NutcrackerPink in Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto, and Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle. She was promoted to Soloist in 2022.