Jessica Novakovich was born and raised in Damascus Maryland. She is a recent graduate of the Akhmedova Ballet Academy where she trained for four years under the direction of Jacqueline Akhmedova. Ms. Novakovich has attended summer intensives at the Carolina Ballet Theatre and Kirov Academy of Ballet. She has competed at the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals and NYC finals. Ms. Novakovich joined MBT in 2016.