Jessica Burton

Jessica B.

Austin, TX
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I started sewing at age 8 (thanks mom!)

I have a degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in costume design and technology. I design costumes for community theatres, opera companies and drag queens.

I helped teach sewing and costuming during my degrees. I believe in starting beginners with familiarizing themselves with their machines and how to read patterns.

I would love to share my years of experience designing, sewing and crafting with you!

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Jessica teaches



Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
January 2010

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending time with my cat.

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Doctor of Musical Arts: Opera Direction
Aug 2015 - May 2018
University of Texas
Masters of Music: Opera Direction
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Jan 2008 - May 2013
West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science: Theatre Arts, emphasis in Costume Design
Aug 2005 - May 2007
West Texas A&M University
Associate of Science: Theatre, Acting
Aug 2003 - May 2005
Amarillo College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Dinora R. Aug 10, 2019
Sewing · In studio

Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica.

Barbara May 7, 2019
Sewing · In home

Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!

Heather N. Mar 17, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio

Jessica is awesome! She is warm, patient, and kind. We hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next lesson. Heather. ;-)

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