Welcome! I’m so glad you found me here.
I’m Jess and I’m here to dance with you through transition and transformation. Sometimes I literally, physically dance with you, but whether or not we bust-a-move together, my job is to gracefully guide you into the most authentic and creatively-expressed version of yourself.
How do I do that, you ask?
As a certified coach, trained dancer, and natural-born writer and creative creature, I have a knack for seeing your creative genius (what you might not always see for yourself) and then helping you take the practical (and sometimes impractical) steps necessary towards living your dreams and feeling fulfilled.
I’m here doing this because I’ve experienced the healing and transformative power of creative expression in my life after a period of dormancy. I deeply believe that by being more creative and self-expressed, we as a community, a humanity, can help heal each other and transform the world.
My Health Journey
After many years in classical ballet training, I left to complete my B.A. in Psychology, Sociology, and Gender Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School. Meanwhile, persistent health issues started to surface, which led me to seek transformation in my own health and life. Through my healing process which began at the FLO Living center, I realized my next calling was to help others do the same. I got my certification in holistic health coaching from the Integrative Nutrition program at Columbia University’s Teachers College and went on to specialize my training in women’s health with Alisa Vitti at FLO Living where I am still a contributing coach and writer.
Something Was Missing
I loved the work I was doing, yet something in me didn’t quite feel complete until I started to dance more and feel my creative expression in action. So I began making homemade dance videos shot on my camera phone and gradually began to share them with the world. This creative outlet was not only fulfilling and rewarding on a personal level as well as motivating for others, but it also became essential for my physical and emotional health. These videos and the process of creating them helped me get through a period of difficult life transitions, involving family illnesses and relationship transitions.
Re-igniting my Passion and Purpose
Freshly inspired by this experience and my desire to continue to make space for creativity on a regular basis, I began a movement called Creative Fridays. It started with one email and one experimental workshop and later developed into a series of workshops and programs, as well as a weekly blog that is one of the most grounding elements in my creative life. In this growing community, I integrate my transformative coaching skills with my creative and artistic experience to deliver life-changing programs, workshops, and words.
What I can do for you
I’m so thrilled that my own experiences and experiments have developed into something that can help you, too. If you’re curious to see what igniting your own creative spark can do for your life, I invite you to join me on this journey. Start with “Creative Fridays” – You can sign up below and I’ll even send you a free gift!
I can’t wait to meet you!