Jessica is a freestyle dancer with an incurable addiction to salsa and desire to spread it to as many people as possible. Her passion for dance is life-long. She started formal lessons at the age of 3 with ballet and continued with gymnastics, twirling and jazz. Her social dance background encompasses multiple genres of dance and music, including merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha cha, reggaeton, hip hop, cheerleading, stepping, line dancing, reggae, techno/house, country, swing, zydeco and many world/cultural styles. She draws inspiration from all of these backgrounds to contribute to what has been described as a unique style of salsa, and uses similarly unorthodox techniques to teach it. She believes that developing the connection between dancers and the ability to dance freestyle is a powerful tool for personal expression that can help others become happier and more creative in their daily life, relieve stress, and draw people closer together. She also hopes to encourage more interaction between ballroom and street dance styles. She is a very active part of the salsa community, and you can often find her dancing in venues all over the Bay area.
Jessica was one of our Tuesday Salsa lesson instructors for quite awhile. She provided great lessons on Tuesdays sometimes with Dennis Gearon.