Jessica Morrissette

Choreographer/InstructorIMG_9986

Jessica Morrissette engaged in the lifestyle of dance when she was introduced to it by her older sister as a toddler. That exposure would lead her to follow her sister to dance classes and rehearsals. Her first onstage debut happened at the age of 8, with the “Debra Richards Dancers.” Her time with this company granted the opportunity to premiere on “Showtime at the Apollo Amateur Night” in New York. Over the course of time, Jessica graced the stage with many performances through multiple companies such as “Ruth Page,” “OPRFHS Orchesis,” and “DADA dance,” performing for festivals, competitions and various events all over Chicago. She was featured as a core dancer in city-wide musicals such as the renowned “Chicago,” musical. Jessica trained primarily with Lisa Johnson-Willingham, a former Alvin Ailey dancer, and attended the Ailey Summer Camp for Teens in Chicago. She would later counsel and teach at the Ailey Summer Camp. She then joined the “Najwa Dance Corps,” where she studied various styles of West African, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and classical social dances. With this group, she had the advantage to travel, performing at many prestigious events, including performing for the former President, Bill Clinton. She began teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Ballet at local dance studios within the city of Chicago. Jessica has been featured as a dancer on the Lupe Fiasco, “I Gotcha” music video. She continues to pursue opportunities to inspire and ignite the same passion she has for dance with teens in the Chicago land area. She serves as a current instructor for “Move Me Soul Teen Dance Company” and dreams of not only inspiring through the skill of dance, but using dance as a vehicle to ignite passionate hearts, brilliant minds, and eager souls. She looks forward to witnessing “Move Me Soul” challenge the world with grace and spirit.

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