Born in Fountain Valley, California, Jamie Kopit began dancing at the age of 3 at Southland Ballet Academy. There she studied under the instruction of Salwa Rizkalla until 2009. Kopit attended San Francisco's 2008 Summer session and was offered a scholarship for 2009. That same year, she received the Grand Prix award in the Senior Division at YAGP in Los Angeles, and went on to the Final Round in New York City, where she was awarded a scholarship to The Royal Ballet's Summer Session and an invitation to study year round.
During her studies at the Royal Ballet School, Kopit performed with The Royal Ballet in "Invitation to the Ballet" at The Lowry as a Pawn in De Valois' Checkmate. She performed in the school's performance of Macmillan's Concerto on the Main Stage at the Royal Opera House. From 2010 to 2011, she performed and toured with Birmingham Royal Ballet in David Bintley's Premiere of Cinderella.
Kopit joined ABT in 2011 as an apprentice and the corps de ballet in October 2011. Her repertoire includes the Canteen Keeper in Alexei Ratmanky’s The Nutcracker, Red Riding Hood in The Sleeping Beauty, Lead Czardas in Swan Lake and roles in After You and Company B as well as roles in all of the Company’s full-length ballets.
Ms. Kopit's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by the Junior Council of American Ballet Theatre.