Jess States

With over 21 years of experience in performing, choreographing, and teaching, Jessica has always been on the cutting edge of dance. Her specialties include jazz, musical theater, lyrical, and contemporary. Over the years she has taken advantage of opportunities to train and take class  with many choreographers across the country, including the late Frank Hatchett. Her students have won countless regional and national awards and have been recognized at the collegiate level with dance scholarships and degrees. Many dancers she has influenced have obtained agents performing nationally and internationally with Walt Disney, several cruise line companies, theatrical productions, industrial work, and trained with well-known performing companies such as Hubbard Street. Due to her her ability to reach and relate to young dancers, and to her technical and performing background, Jessica has been invited to teach several master classes. She also choreographs for nationally recognized studios, as well as award winning high school dance teams. When not in the classroom Jessica travels the country as a sought after adjudicator in the competition industry.

Performing credits include Alice Cooper’s Brutal Planet (Dance Captain), Six Flags theme parks, and countless theatrical productions. She also was an assistant choreographer for the St Louis RAMS Cheerleaders in their inaugural year. Jessica studied academics and dance at Southern Illinois University and is excited to share her passion with Expressenz Dance Center.

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