Instructor | BA in Community and Regional Development
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pilates, Primary
Jessi has been studying, choreographing and performing dance for more than 30 years. She began her training in the Bay Area before heading to college at the University California, Davis. While in college, Jessi joined the Pulse Dance Ensemble in Sacramento, performing in shows collaborating jazz, hip-hop and contemporary. After graduation, Jessi moved to Los Angeles to study dance at the EDGE Performing Arts Center where she worked with industry professionals. The training pushed her as a dancer and inspired her as a choreographer. While continuing to attend auditions, Jessi joined the Dunham Dance Company. After adding a few things to her dance resume including appearances in workout and music videos, Jessi was ready to head back to Northern California.
Jessi went on to study and earn her Pilates certification while teaching dance at local studios in the Bay Area. Since 2006 Jessi has been training competitive dancers for local and national competitions and performances. Her choreography has earned countless awards, and dancers under her training have been accepted to highly ranked college dance programs and exclusive dance companies. She is passionate about teaching and using dance to inspire and motivate the young to be strong, independent, and confident individuals. Jessi is excited to share her love of dance with the dancers at ACE!