Jessica (Owner)

Jessica began pole dancing in 2009 and fell in love with it. As someone with limited ability due to reconstructive bone surgery as a teenager, she found that this was an activity she could actually participate in without pain. After a year of taking classes, she decided that she wanted to share her love of pole dance with others and began teaching in 2010. In December of 2014 she opened Enchant Vertical Dance in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Seattle. Jessica took her love of pole and mixed it with her love of contemporary dance to create a unique studio and lesson plan. Jessica wrote Enchant's lesson plan based on 9 in-depth certification programs as well as contemporary dance classes and with collaboration from her team of wonderful instructors. Jessica has a passion for learning and is constantly working on learning new teaching methods, dance techniques and adding those into Enchant's ever-evolving lesson plan.
Birthday
June 18th
Hogwarts House
Ravenclaw for life!!!
When did you start pole dancing
Spring of 2009
Favorite Style of Dance
Contemporary is my all time favorite, but I also really love Jazz and Ballet.
Dance Background
NONE! I started pole dance in 2009 and had a lot of fun, but didn't really click with the sensual/sexy style I was learning at the time. I started to learn contemporary, jazz and ballet and it just all felt so right. I started mixing that with pole and have never felt happier!
Teaching Style
Technical with a large focus on classical dance technique and fluid pole movements.
Favorite thing to teach
Pole: Basic Day 1 Pole 1 Step Arounds! There is just so much you can do with it and so many ways to make it harder, Non-Pole: Pas De Bourrees
Favorite Pole Move
Hitch kick.
Nemesis Move
Handstands.
Favorite thing about teaching
I just love watching people fall in love with movement. Seeing the moment when move clicks is also so rewarding!
Favorite Animal
It is not possible to have just one. Dogs always win, but I also love Otters and Raccoons!
Pets
A completely evil Corgi named Toast and the sweetest Malamute mix ever named Buzz.
Favorite Season
Fall
Favorite Color
Black and Purple
Favorite Subject in School
Photography and Yearbook…. all the artsy yet technical things!
Favorite TV Show
Gilmore Girls and 8 out of'10 Cats Does Countdown
Favorite Movie
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Pride and Prejudice (2005 version)
Favorite Book
Anna Karenina
Hobbies/Interests
I love to read! I also love to watch documentaries and British comedy.
Favorite Place to Travel
London
Hidden Talent
I have a degree in Specialty Desserts and Breads
Favorite Quote
"Laughing brains are more absorbent" - Alton Brown
Certifications
3 from Pole Fitness Allience, 3 from Spin City, 1 from Liquid Motion, 1 from X-pert and 2 from other pole dance studios.
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