Jessie's passion for dance and movement was paved early in her life. It started at the age of 3 with ballet and eventually she danced her way to other styles like tap, jazz and modern dance. Jessie continued developing her movement and coordination skills with gymnastics, eventually flipping her way into cheerleading. Jessie is thankful for her parents, who provided the foundation in discovering her true calling, dance.
     Graduating from Humboldt State University in 2010, Jessie received her B.A degree in Art Education and Dance. It was at this time her doorway blew open to African Dance and she immediately feel in love with dancing to the drums! Jessie has been studying and falling in love with Guinean Dance over and over again for over a decade.
In December 2013, Jessie embarked on her first trip to Guinea, West Africa and again the following year in 2014. There she was immersed in Guinean culture, dance, drum and daily life for almost two months on both trips. Her experiences were life changing and only reassured her passion and love for these traditional dances. The fire under her toes burns stronger than ever, so come experience as Jessie shares the joy for dance and fitness.

In addition to teaching dance, Jessie is certified to teach other fitness classes and holds certifications in TRX suspension training, barre technique through Barre Above and Yoga as a 200-hour RYT. She enjoys fusing all these fitness components together into circuit training classes.