Jessica has been dancing traditionally since high school but caught the pole bug in 2012. So much so, that she’s competed in PSO events in LA and Seattle 4 times since then. When she’s not in class you’ll find her teaching FlyGym and Flexibility. She is a firm believer that life is better upside down.
Van Nuys, CA
Why do you love Divine Movement?
The incredibly uplifting community at Divine in addition to the style of teaching empowered me to love me for myself.
What do you consider your teaching style?
I’d say I have a little bit of a tough love approach to teaching only because I can be a cheater and I don’t want anyone cheating themselves.
What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
Way Down We Go – Kaleo
Wishing Well – Cheyenne Marie Mize
Blood On My Name – The Brothers Bright
Tacos. They work for every meal.
What is the farthest you have been from home?
In 2009 I went backpacking through England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Paris with my husband. This year we’re planning to visit my family in New Zealand and Australia.
When was the last time you cried?
There was a Whiskey commercial that came through my news feed a week or so ago with a beautiful poem in the background. I cried pretty hard at the end of it.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I still don’t know the answer to that. Which is how I wound up with degrees in Interior Design, Anthropology, and Liberal Arts.
Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
Pants and long sleeves. As much as I love to invert, sliding around is my favorite.
It’s a song lyric really but it’s stuck with me ever since I heard it, “I can’t be told, it can’t be done.” – The Lumineers