Jessie Laurita-Spanglet is a teaching artist, choreographer, and performer who is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at The University Of Maryland, College Park. Since coming to Maryland, Jessie has had the great pleasure of working with Tere O’Connor, Adriane Fang, Sharon Mansur, Alvin Mayes, Stephanie Miracle, Graham Brown, Connor Voss, Sarah Beth Oppenheim, and most recently, The Dance Exchange. Jessie is a Stott Pilates certified Pilates Instructor through the Balance Body Pilates Training Center in Richmond VA, and a 200 hour Interdisciplinary Yoga instructor through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. Jessie was raised in the rolling hills of Charlottesville VA, where she had the great pleasure of studying with and dancing for Katharine Birdsall, as well as teaching dance and Pilates in various studios, rec centers, and arts spaces. Jessie earned her BFA in Dance from the North Carolina School of The Arts.