Jessie Kardos is a Brooklyn based artist and administrator originally from Long Island, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with BA degrees in Dance and French, receiving the Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance and the Jill Karp Prize for Outstanding Dance Student. Following her time as a student, Jessie performed and presented work at various venues across New York City. Jessie joined Gibney in 2015, and as Senior Manager of Training has curated and managed Gibney’s internationally recognized dance training programs encompassing weekly classes, professional development workshops, full-time training and visa programs, and more. In Spring 2021, Jessie will pursue an MA in Arts Administration from the Weissman School of Arts and Science at Baruch College.