Jessica Molnar was born and raised in Waldwick, NJ.
She studied ballet at the Irine Fokine Ballet School in Ridgewood for 11 years. Further ballet training came from Jeanette Hoffman, Maggie Black, David Howard, Michael Vernon, and Robert Joffrey.
Starting her professional ballet career at 17, she joined Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, Jessica joined the Zurich Opernhaus Ballet company in Switzerland. She enjoyed interpreting the classical as well as neo-classical roles created by Uwe Scholz. She performed in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, The Firebird, Romeo and Juliet, Die Schopfung, Schumann, Ikarus, and Stravinsky’s Symphony in 3 movements, as well as the operas Salome and Eugene Onegin.
After retiring from the stage, Jessica pursued her desire to teach ballet to children. Using her language skills, she found she could reach a large number of students, and opened her own ballet school outside of Zurich. Further credits include: developing a ballet program to enhance the training routine of the boys gymnastics team of Zurich, choreographing and performing liturgical dance for a touring group in Germany, directing and choreographing “The Swiss Musical Night” which toured Switzerland as a musical revue, private coaching for opera singers and musical theater performers and directing the opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” in Lucerne.
After a fullﬁlling 17 years abroad, Jessica moved back to New Jersey with her husband and daughter in 2007. Upon her return, she joined the ballet staff at Miss Patti's School of Dance in Midland Park where she was also involved in their annual Nutcracker production. She also became an avid ballroom dancer and won the title of National Ballroom Champion in 2011. The same year, Jessica joined the faculty of PBS where she enjoyed 10 years of teaching, rehearsing the corps de ballet as well as stage managing for the annual Gala performances.
In September of 2021, Jessica became a full-time faculty member and Artistic Assistant of Elite Ballet Academy and is grateful to be continuing her love of teaching children the art of ballet.