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All Things Dance
Jessica Wildish is a wife, mother of four, and a Southern California studied dancer. Currently living in Richland, Washington Jessica enjoys spending her free time with family, visiting Northern Idaho, watching her husband cook gourmet foods, and eating lots of cookies.
Jessica has been teaching dance since 2003 acquiring experience, knowledge and certifications that have shaped her into the instructor she is and continues to grow into. Beginning her teaching career at The Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts teaching Jazz, Lyrical and Hip-Hop Jessica found herself working for the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts from 2006-2011. Her choreography has been used for multiple competitive and performance-based routines through studios and high schools in the Orange County area. In 2004 Jessica worked with The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Beach lending her choreography to the production of “The Nifty Fifties” Musical. After starting a family Jessica returned to teaching with three years as the Dance Team and Colorguard coach at Orange High School. Upon moving to the Tri-Cities she became an independent contractor and choreographer for The Dance Class in Richland and coached as an assistant for the Richland High School Goldrush dance team for four years.
Her dance education began at the age of 12 from the Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts in Yorba Linda, California; first training in Ballet and at the age of 15 expanding into Jazz, Modern, and Lyrical. Gaining exposure from conventions in the Los Angeles, Orange County and Palm Desert circuit Jessica left her home studio with a diverse and thorough knowledge of dance technique and etiquette.
In 2001 Jessica competed with the Orange Coast College Dance Team under the direction of Dan Sapp, taking the NDA division 1A National Title. Prior to competing at the college level, she was a member of the USA National award- winning Dance Team at Esperanza High School. In Middle School Jessica competed for the Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts dance team at many National Dance Conventions. Her competitive career concluded after competing with the Coast All-Stars in 2002.
While gaining knowledge working in the dance field, Jessica also pursued avenues of education that contributed to a well-rounded instructor and coach. She studied anatomy and physiology at Bryman College, is certified in the Ziachik stretching technique, and is also currently working to complete her Undergraduate Degree in Political Science and History.
Jessica is the type of instructor that values the fundamentalisms of dance with technical form, strength, and flexibility. Her philosophy has developed from many years of experience and education of the body. Efficiency combined with hard work can create confident and well-rounded dancers. She maintains her state requirements through the WIAA Stunt Certification and CPR/First Aid.