Jess studied at Reed College and the London Contemporary Dance School before graduating from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Magna Cum Laude. She achieved local notoriety as Debbie Dazzle in the Seattle guerrilla performance art duo FANKICK! The duo was named one of "65 Best Ways To Love Our City" by Seattle Metropolitan magazine and was commissioned by Microsoft, The Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Consumer Electronic Showcase in Las Vegas. Jess directs the Dance Dept at University Prep teaching yoga, dance and creating choreography for students 6-12th grade. She has danced professionally in Seattle for eleven years with groups including: the Castaways, Mark Haim, Tommy Smith/Reggie Watts, Scott Powell Performance, Karn Junkinsmith, LeGendre Performance, Crispin Spaeth Dance Group, The Seattle Opera, Amy O'Neal, Pat Graney Company, SOM Performance and Deborah Wolf. Jess has performed at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, in PICA's TBA Festival, at the Myrna Loy Center in Montana, at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC and on the gritty city streets. Jess recently appeared in Macklemore's "And We Danced" video as well as worked with Vockah Redu in his newest music video "Fantasy." Jess spends much of her time practicing yoga and wearing fanny packs at the beach. "Om Bolo Sad Guru Maharaj Aki Jai!" May we follow the true teachers of our heart and soul!