Raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania she was able to study at various studios around the area in numerous styles of dance such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Pointe. While in West Chester she became a member of Ash Contemporary II, under the direction of Braham Logan Crane, as well as two up and coming Hip Hop companies “So Fresh,” and “Beatminors.” While in Pennsylvania, Jessica participated in many touring conventions as well as competed and performed throughout the Tri State area.
At 15 years old Jessica began training and performing in Manhattan, New York. She was selected to be a member of a Hip-Hop Crew “Generation X” under the direction of Kelly Peters. Soon after, she placed for Broadway Dance Center’s “The Children and Teen Program” and the accelerated “Professional Track” training program where she was trained by various teachers such as: Cat Cogliandro, Stacie Webster, and Jamie Salmon. She was also selected to be a member in the company associated with Broadway Dance Center, “Arts In Motion” where she had the opportunity to perform locally in NYC. After graduating from High School and the programs at Broadway Dance Center, Jessica then moved to New York City, attended Pace University, located in downtown Manhattan, and became an Assistant Teacher for “The Children and Teen Program” for teachers like Stacie Webster and Hannah Frederick. Utilizing New York’s active dance scene Jessica also took class at many studios in Manhattan and New Jersey to maintain her personal dance education. She was then given the opportunity to assist diverse teachers in class, intensives and company rehearsals with instructors such as: Shelia Barker, Cat Cogliandro, Stacie Webster and Emily Greenwell.
After returning from New York City to Pennsylvania, Jessica began attending Albright College for Business in Reading, Pa. As a member of the Albright College Dance Team she was able teach frequent classes to co-members and choreograph pieces to compete and perform for annual events. While in Reading, Jessica also became a Dance Instructor for two studios: Limelight Dance Studio and Future Legacy of Dance where she taught styles Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, and Lyrical to dancers of all ages. While an instructor at these studios she choreographed pieces for competition and performance opportunities independently.
Currently, Jessica is twenty-three years of age and resides in Wilmington. Here she works as a Social Recreational Counselor for children with Autism as well as teaches various styles of dance to all ages. Jessica loves the art of dance and her dreams are to generate a space of support, passion and progression within dance as well as inspire and facilitate her students to be the kind of dancer they aspire to be.