Jessica’s love of dance began at age 7 when she was enrolled in classes at LA Dance Academy. Beginning with jazz, she eventually expanded her repertoire by training in ballet, pointe, hip hop, tap, lyrical, and variety. In 2008 she became a member of the performance dance teams, where she got to participate in a large number charitable and competitive performances; from dancing at the Teddy Bears Picnic to performing at Nygaard fashion shows and winning gold medals at the Dance World Cup Canada. She also took part in numerous conventions throughout Canada and the United States (Pulse on Tour, Triple Threat) where she learned from innovative choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, and Wade Robson.
After training as a teacher assistant for 3 years, Jessica joined the LA Dance Academy faculty in 2014. Since then, she has had the pleasure of teaching students of various ages and skill levels. Working to grow the competitive tap program, Jessica strives to continuously better herself as a choreographer. In July 2018 she celebrated the success of having multiple pieces be awarded gold medals at the Dance World Cup (Mont-Tremblant, QC). She is incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication the students/families put in throughout the year at LA Dance Academy and is thankful to be a part of their journey.
Jessica is currently a student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Despite having relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jessica remains committed to her students in Winnipeg and looks forward to working with the competitive tap teams when she visits.