A native of Southeastern Virginia, Jessica began her dance training at the young age of three because she insisted on always wearing “twirly” dresses. After years of performing locally and nationally, she pursued her dream by moving to New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated cum laude in 2014, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Psychology.
Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of performing works by acclaimed choreographers such as Florian Bilbao, Reut Shemesh, Ihsan Rustem, Jenny Rocha, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Zoe Scofield, Andrea Parsons, Nicole Buggé, Allyson Green, Deborah Jowitt, and Renee Redding-Jones. She has trained with Elbert Watson, Tisch School of the Arts Summer Dance Festival, The School of Richmond Ballet, The Ailey School, Strictly Seattle and NYC’s Gaga Winter Intensive. Jessica also studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, taking classes with Jarek Cemerek, the Academy of Performing Arts, and Laterna Magika.
Jessica is based in Brooklyn as a professional dancer, working with various dance companies and artistic visionaries in a wide range of mediums. She is a 300 hour licensed Mind Body Dancer yoga teacher and certified Reiki Master Practitioner. In 2015, Jessica founded Luminous Architecture, an integrative health and wellness practice with an emphasis on holistic lifestyle design. She also teaches yoga, movement, and fitness classes and workshops at Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center and Brooklyn Athletic Club.Jessica wishes to express the deepest gratitude for the love and support of her family, friends, and teachers.