Jessica Parris (African Dance) – My love for dance began at the age of 5. While attending Thomas Pullen, a performing arts school in Maryland, I was introduced to Ballet, Jazz, African, Hip-Hop and later Tap. I continued dancing in high school, and throughout my college career at Salisbury University, where I studied dance and was a member of the Dance Company. After graduating, I began dancing in musicals with the Tantallon Players Group, where I performed in The Color Purple, The Wiz and Guys & Dolls. My dance career continued as I was accepted on 2 semi pro dance teams; the Lady Eagles and the Bombsquad, where we performed at multiple semi pro football and basketball games. Since 2011, I have been a teacher and choreographer for students aged 4-adult, and am grateful to be able to pass on my love and knowledge of dance to those around me.