Jessie Gutierrez

Dance Faculty

Jessie is a native of Havana, Cuba. She studied at the National School of Art in Havana during which time she participated in the International Theatre School Festival (ITS) in Holland and graduated as a professional dance and teacher.

In 2002 Jessie continued her professional training with the National Company “Danza Contemporanea de Cuba”, where she toured to England, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Hong Kong, Mexico, Austria and Hungary as a company member. She became a Principal Dancer in 2006 and worked with internationally recognized choreographers Jan Linkens, Cathy Marston, Rafael Bonachela, Carols Junior Acosta, Samir Akika, Luca Bruni, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Mats Ek and Andrea Miller. She moved to Chicago in 2008 and started working with “Hedwig Dances” and “Concert Dance Inc.” She was also part of the 2010 Lyric Opera Season, “Damnation of Faust”. Along these years she has been teaching at different dance academies and dance companies around Chicago and suburb areas.