Permanent Guest Faculty
Jaime Thompson is a native of Central Pennsylvania. She is an alumnus of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, formerly Cumberland Dance Company. As a student Ms. Thompson attended summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Boston Ballet. She spent two years at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and then finished her college education receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The Boston Conservatory in 2003. Upon moving to New York Ms. Thompson joined Laura Ward/ Octavia Cup Dance Theatre. She performed many original works choreographed by Ms. Ward at venues in and around NYC as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. In 2008 Ms. Thompson joined Ballet for Young Audiences/Ballet Repertory NYC under the direction of Harriet Kinter and Ned Kinter. While with the company she performed principal roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella. Her final season with Ballet for Young Audiences she was the acting Ballet Mistress. After moving to Florida in 2013 Ms. Thompson became a member of Tampa Ballet Theatre, directed by Lindsay Clark, and danced soloist roles in Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, Paquita, and Coppelia. In 2015 she gave birth to her daughter Weslynn and moved to Asheville, NC where she became a member of the Asheville Ballet, founded and headed by Ann Dunn. In conjunction with her work as a performer, Ms. Thompson has also taught at dance schools including Ballet Academy East, Lighthouse Dance Project, East End Performing Arts Studio, Long Island Academy of Dance, Elsa Pardo Dance Center, Tampa Bay Ballet, and WNC Dance Academy. Ms. Thompson has recently relocated to PA with her husband and daughter and is grateful to be reconnected with the PRB family.