Jessica, originally from New Bremen, Ohio, has a BFA in Modern Dance from Ohio University. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old and knew it was her passion in life. After college, Jessica went on to teach fitness, dance, and gymnastics in Chicago for several years. With a big spirit, she left the United States to teach dance at Wells International School in Bangkok, Thailand. The performing arts program at the school included teaching academic dance as well as helping with many theater, choir, band, dance, and musical theater productions and competitions. While in Bangkok, she performed professionally with Urban Bones Dance Company, Studio Zoom, the local swing dance group ‘Bangkok Swing,’ and in the International Solo Dance Festival. Jessica is excited to start a new journey with Viking Gymnastics and Dance. She believes dance gives children a strong foundation from which they can build confidence, self-awareness, creativity, and a love for the art of dance.