CMTC Alumni

Jessica Lord


Jessica Lord is a Canadian-British actress who is the lead of the international series “Find Me in Paris”, also known as “Léna Reve d’étoile”.

Jessica was born in Rochdale, Manchester, England where she started ballroom dancing at the age of 4. But it wasn’t until the family moved outside of Toronto, Canada that she began training in all styles including Ballet and Hip Hop.

With no representation, Jessica attended CMTC in 2015 where she impressed numerous scouts and agents. She then signed with her Los Angeles-based manager, Ray Miller, at Archetype. Shortly after, she joined the roster of Toronto’s talent agency Edna Talent Management.

Jessica was cast as a series regular on Family Channel’s international hit television series “The Next Step”. When “Find Me in Paris” started a worldwide search for their lead, Jessica stood out as not only being a strong actress but able to dance both Ballet and Hip Hop. Ultimately, she was selected, beating out actors from around the world.

The series premiered on various top international outlets including Disney Channel for France and Italy, HULU and NBC Universal Kids for the USA, CBC Gem for Canada, ZDF for Germany, and ABC Australia. Jessica has also appeared in hit television shows such as Party of Five (2020) and Ransom (2019).

Season Three of Find Me In Paris was released in 2020. Jessica continues to pursue her career as an actor and splits her time between Toronto, Los Angeles, and Paris.

Jessica also played a roll in action-thriller movie, “Murder at Hallow Creek”, which premiered last year, and “Binged To Death” – now streaming on Paramount+ and Prime Video.

In 2017, Jessica returned to CMTC to visit with contestants and guest judge the Dance Competition. At CMTC 2018 and 2019 she was a CMTC Embody Kindness Campaign Ambassador in support of Kids Help Phone. Jessica returned to CMTC in 2024 as a surprise alumni guest. She worked with talent prior to the acting competitions and was a guest judge for the Dance Competition! She also delivered a beautiful speech at the Awards Ceremony on the Saturday evening of CMTC. 

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