JESSICA began her dance training at Dancers in Motion in Nutley, NJ. Here, she was on the competition team and assisted the owner, Taheerah Joy Allen, in teaching ballet and tap to children of the ages 2-6. After years dancing competitively, she joined a dance training program in NYC which transformed her view on dance and taught her various styles including contemporary, street jazz, Latin fusion, hip hop, jazz, tap, and more.
After a year in the training program, she became an assistant for the director, Ali Koinoglou, and was invited to be a part of the adult performance company. Jessica trained at Broadway Dance Center, Brickhouse NYC, and PeriDance Capezio Center under the direction of Sheila Barker, Theresa Stone, KC Castellano, Emily Bufferd, Marcus Allan Cobb, Phil Orsano and many more. She was given the opportunity to assist Emily Bufferd at the Joffrey Summer Intensive and Ali Koinoglou at the iDance4ACure convention.
Jessica attended numerous conventions throughout her dance career i.e. Artist Simply Human, Artistic Dance Exchange, The Pulse on tour. She has always been one to help others in class and was so lucky to have instructors willing to train her how to assist and eventually teach her own classes. Her first teaching job was at 5678 Dance in Levittown, NY where she taught the age 8-18 Ballet and Lyrical. Miss Jessica is looking forward to sharing her love for dance with her students!