Jessica’s class is a culmination of her studies in classical modern and contemporary techniques. Her work as a functional movement trainer is infused in her teaching, prioritizing safety, proper form and alignment. She explores movement that can be physically vigorous, but also supple and fluid. Musicality and rhythm are vital elements and Jessica loves creating an energizing and motivating vibe through her playlists. Class will begin with a thorough full-body warmup moving in and out of the floor, progress to standing sequences, and will build to an expansive phrase. Jessica creates an inclusive environment where we can harvest individual expression and joyful movement. 

About the (re)CONNECT Rotating Class Series:

Reconnect with your practice and artists in our San Diego dance community through a rotating monthly series of drop-in technique classes featuring current and former MD company members, choreographers, and faculty. With a drop-in schedule every Wednesday night, this series fosters meaningful ways to get to know an artist deeply over the course of a month, while providing a wide array of artists for intermediate to advanced students to study with.

Jessica joined Malashock Dance in the winter of 2023. She was born and raised in San Diego and grew up training and performing with Eveoke Dance Theatre. She holds BA Degrees in Dance and Sociology from UC Irvine. She was the winner of San Diego Dance Theater’s Young Choreographers Prize in 2013. Jessica has performed works commissioned for the company by John Malashock, Christopher K. Morgan and Tristian Griffin. Jessica has also performed works by Khamla Somphanh, Cecily Holcombe, Blythe Barton, Erica Buechner and Patricia Sandback. She has been commissioned to create works for Malashock Dance, Gotham Dance Theater and Canyon Crest Academy. She is currently choreographing for the dancers at Mesa College as an adjunct professor. Jessica is a certified trauma-informed personal trainer and founded her own dance-inspired fitness method Untitled Movement in January 2019 in New York City. 
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