Jesse Scales


Born in Hobart, Jesse is from Adelaide where they trained with Terry Simpson and was awarded their RAD Solo Seal. They received full scholarships to study with Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York and Nederlands Dans Theatre in The Hague and went on to major in classical ballet at the New Zealand School of Dance.

Since joining Sydney Dance Company in 2012, Jesse performed a feature role in the Australian premiere of William Forsythe’s Quintett for which they were awarded the 2015 Green Room Award for ‘Best Female Dancer’ and a nomination for the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Female Dancer’. Jesse made their choreographic debut in Sydney Dance Company’s 2016 New Breed season. In 2017 Jesse was named ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in the Dance Australia Critics’ Choice Survey.

Jesse choreographed a new work for New Breed 2020. Click here to read their artist statement.