began her dance training at the age of four and has continued at the Marcia Hyland Dance Center studying under Marcia Hyland, Linda Polvere, Gerry Barney, Deanna Allen, Karen Giorgio and Norman Jean Frumento. She is a dedicated member of the Marcia Hyland Dance Company and has become a valuable member of our teaching faculty. Passionate about her love of jazz, tap and ballet, she says that “Above all, I want my students to enjoy dancing, and I hope to inspire them and help them grow!”
Jess was honored to be selected to perform in May 2004 for the Philadelphia Affiliate’s charitable event benefiting the Susan G. Korman Breast Cancer Foundation. While at Moorestown High School, she was a featured dancer in a number of spring musicals, including “Brigadoon” and “The Pajama Game.” Following her college graduation with a major in graphic design, she has been able to enjoy a career in the field of graphic design as well as making her dance classes a place where students want to further themselves–and she succeeds!
As a teacher, Jess’s aim is to provide dancers with a level of training that will put their dreams of dancing with the Marcia Hyland Dance Company or moving on to a career in dance within reach. Her personal happiness is shared with husband, Brian, focusing on raising 3 1/2
year-old Lacey (already a rising star at the MH Dance Center) and 3-month-old Charlotte Joy!