Jessica Kreyer grew up in Chicago, Illinois and began her studies with Eva Lorriane and continued at the Academy of Movement and Music. During her studies, she performed featured ballet roles and appeared in many historical Humphrey, St. Denis, and Graham works with the company Momenta. She studied on scholarship at summer programs with Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Milwaukee Ballet. Kreyer continued her schooling at the Ruth Page Foundation with Larry Long, where she became a member of the Civic Ballet of Chicago. As a company member, Kreyer performed in many of Page’s works, including her famous production of The Nutcracker at the Arie Crown Theatre. Growing up she participated in musical theatre productions, as well as a few television and film projects.
In 1999, Kreyer won the prestigious Carey Rose Winiski Scholarship competition. The following year, she was invited to perform at the 2000 Republican National Convention, as well as film a documentary for PBS with Edward Villella. In 2001 and in 2009 she was invited to perform in the Dance For Life gala in Chicago, IL.
Kreyer joined the Milwaukee Ballet Company under the direction of Simon Dow. As a company member, she danced Swan Lake, Cinderella, Carmen, Anna Karenina, and works by Balanchine, Jean-Paul Commelin, Jimmy Gammonet, Mark Godden, and others. Kreyer later joined the Columbia City Ballet where she was featured in soloist roles in Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, and Sleeping Beauty.She then went on to dance with Ballet Memphis and Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been a featured guest artist with Ballet Entre Nous, Lakes Area Ballet, and the Foothills Conservatory and finished dancing in 2009. Kreyer began teaching for Boston Ballet School in 2004 and became and has been on the faculty of the Foothills Conservatory, Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, the Milwaukee Ballet School, Harvard University, and others. She taught for the Petit National Ice Center where she helped train figure skaters in ballet. She is married to fellow faculty member, Pavel Gurevich, and is the proud parent to a beautiful baby girl.