Jess began her competitive career at the age of 5 in ice skating. She received many accolades in skating, including second place in the ISI World Championships when she was 7 years old.
At the age of 12, Jess began learning ballroom dance and found she had a real passion for it. After three years of competing throughout the country, Jessica won the Rhythm Pro-Am World Championships at the Ohio Star Ball. She continued her competitive career competing in the Pro-Am Rhythm and Latin styles until she was 18, where she began a new chapter as a professional and started teaching full time.
Jess has recently expanded her professional career; she is now competing in the Professional Rhythm. We look forward to see them progress!
In that time, Jess has had many success with her students, including:
2012 Pro Am Open Rising Star Rhythm Champion
2012 World Pro Am Open Rhythm Finalist
2013 US National Pro Am Open Rhythm Finalist
2013 World Pro Am Open Rhythm Third Place
2014 US National Pro Am Open Rhythm Finalist
2015 World Pro Am Open Rhythm Runner Up
2016 Fred Astaire Professional Regional Champion
2016 World Pro Am Open Rhythm Runner Up
2016 US National Pro Am Open Rhythm Runner Up
2016 US National Pro Am Open 9 Dance Finalist
2016 Pro Am Open Rhythm Runner Up
2016 Pro Am Open Showdance Runner Up
Jess enjoys teaching beginners and advanced students alike; seeing her students improve and grow as great social dancers and competitors gives her fulfillment in her job.
She is also certified with DVIDA in American Style Rhythm.