Artist Profile: Jessica Slocum is a teacher with a dual career. However, dancing is her identity.

Through movement, Jessica expresses her art. She teaches at Newport Academy of Ballet and religiously takes four classes a week there. A former member of Island Moving Company, she has performed professionally with Austin Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Santa Cruz, and has danced throughout Seattle and Providence.

Jessica Slocum is also a teacher at the MET in Providence. She received her Masters in education from URI. She tries to incorporate creativity into her classroom and teaching style by exposing her students to the arts in ways that would normally be unavailable to them.

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