Jessica has been dancing at Academy of Danse since 2006. Her mom, DeeAnn Valine, put her into Tiny Tots as soon as she could. Jessica never stops dancing, even when she is out of class; she is always practicing on her own or with her sisters Julia and Jaycie Valine who are both teachers at Academy of Danse as well.
Jessica was on the Pre-competition Company for the 2014 season and has been on the Competition Company since 2015. She is currently a dancer in the highest-level competition pieces and is enrolled in the highest-level classes for every style offered at Academy of Danse including; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pointe, and a weekly Technique class.
Through years of classes, competitions, conventions, and growing up completely immersed in the dance world she has learned so much and continues to do so every day. Jessica is very excited to pass down what she has learned to her students and help shape the future dancers of Academy of Danse.
Jessica is also a junior at Justin Siena High School and has learned how to manage her time between her school studies and her love and commitment to dance, this is another skill she would like to share with her future students.
She is ready to jump headfirst into teaching. Jessica is looking forward to having fun and creating a welcoming and beneficial environment for her dancers. She has watched and learned from her mom and her sisters as they all share the same passion for dance and creating an inclusive dance family.