From a young age, Jessica knew that dance would be one of the most influential aspects of her life. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, and national dance. One of her proudest accomplishments as a dancer was achieving candidacy for the prestigious Solo Seal Award through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in 2014.
Jessica’s love for dance has driven her to become a certified dance instructor. She is a Full Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) in Acrobatics/Gymnastics & Stage (Jazz & Tap) and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. In addition, Jessica is an Acrobatic Arts Module Two certified teacher and is a Level 2 certified teacher in C-I Training™ (conditioning-with-imagery). She has also received training through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), through which she is a Level 2 trained coach in Trampoline and a Level 1 trained coach in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.
Jessica is a graduate of the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) as part of a Joint Diploma/Degree Program with York University. This program has provided Jessica with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Honours in Dance Education, as well as an NBS Teaching Diploma and Registered Teacher Status with the RAD.
Jessica believes in fostering a safe learning environment where dancers can feel confident in expressing themselves through movement. Jessica is excited to be a part of the Center Stage team and share her passion for dancing with her students.