Jessica grew up dancing the majority of her life; receiving ballet, jazz, and tap training at Kane Dance Academy from 8 -17 years old...and diving into years of Lyrical and Contemporary training from 18 years and on. In highschool, she performed and competed with Centennial High School's Award winning Song (dance) Squad and trained under the amazing talent of some of the best choreographers, including many from the famous NCA DANCE. Along with her team, Jessica placed in several competitions and won countless awards; including many for her individual work. She travelled all over to compete with her squad, including NCA National Competitions spanning from Anaheim to Texas. During high school, she was also very active with the Musical Theater program and played both lead and supporting roles on the stage in Musicals all four years of highschool, including playing the Tap-Dancin' Singing lead of "Bonnie" in their rendition of the Tony Award Winning Musical "Anything Goes". She also travelled and sang competively with the highly revered Madrigal Choir, which allowed her to travel to our Nation's Capital of Washington D.C. to perform and compete. On the stage is where Jessica has always felt she belongs.
Immediately after highshool, Jessica went to The University of California, Riverside - where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a concentrated Minor in Law. During these years, Jessica continued to dance with UCR's revered dance department with strong lyrical and modern dance training under the direction of renowned director Wendy Rogers. After earning her Bachelor's Degree at 21, Jessica changed direction from Law School, and focused on becomming a teacher. One year later she had her own classroom....and two years later, she earned herself her third degree - a Master's Degree in Education. Today, Jessica has been teaching elementary school for 12 years. During this time, Jessica has volunteered after school to teach dance and theater to the students of her school, so she could share her passion and bring dance to students who are not able to access the opportunity otherwise.
Jessica grew up in a family with a long line of successful entrepeneurs. Work ethic and running a business comes naturally. Helping with her father's successful businesses with payroll and office managing, Jessica knows what it takes to run a business behind the scenes. She always had the vision to one day open her own dance studio to provide children with an opportunity to explore the wonderful world of performing arts. When she saw the need of a quality dance studio to cater to the areas of Temescal Valley, she and her husband Joshua jumped at the opportunity to fulfill this dream. With her experience with children and her passion for dance - coupled with her strong family business ethic, she created an atmosphere that resembles a motto she likes to live by: Live...Laugh...Love....DANCE! "I feel beyond blessed and I'm incredibly thrilled to have this opportunity to combine my strengths, education, and passion for dance to help guide Brooklyn Dance Academy to the top!" Without further ado, let us introduce you to our amazing, professional, and award winning dance instructors: