Jessica began her dance training at the age of three. She received her instruction from Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance in Palatine, Illinois, where she was a member of the award-winning Dance Company from 1991-2002. As a student at Bonnie Lindholm she trained under many dance professionals such as: Al Gilbert, Mandy Moore and, Michael Taylor. Jessica was awarded a Tap Scholarship from the Dupree Dance Convention and was a Jr. Luv-A-Bull for 4 basketball seasons and performed at Chicago Bulls pre show and half time games. While a member of the Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company Jessica performed at: Disney World, The Disney Magical Lights Festival, The Daley Center, Epcot, Six Flags, Universal Studios, and the United Center. While attending Stevenson High School, she was a member and the captain of the Varsity Patriettes and led the team to its first State Championship. While a member of the Varsity Patriettes Jessica performed at the Gator Bowl and Chicago Bears & White Sox games. Jessica was a UDA All Star and the team’s M.V.P. her junior and senior year. She was the recipient of the school’s Big Gun Award.
In 2006, Jessica graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Dance, where she studied African, ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Jessica was able to enhance her dance training while working with several professionals including: Anna Paskevska, Banu Ogan, Dardi McGinley-Gallivan, Margi Cole, Kirby Reed, Jimmy Payne Jr., Natalie Rast, Jeff Hancock, Bebe Miller, Julia Rhoads, and Jan Erkert.
Jessica was the director of the Mélange Dance Company at Stevenson High School for four years. In 2009, Jessica began her position as the Dance Director of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation’s dance program for four years and founded the STAR Dance Company. Jessica’s teaching experience includes: Barat College Dance Team, Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance, Dance Connection, Gurnee Park District, Megleo’s School of Dance, Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, and Vernon Hills Park District.