At the age of five, while home sick from school, Jade was inspired by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Soon after she began a 10-year journey in ballet, performing with Ballet Arizona and Ballet Tucson. She has a background in theater arts, and education in anatomy and physiology as part of a nursing program at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.
She has been teaching dance since the age of 18, with a current focus on Ballroom, Rhythm, and Country. When she’s not adventuring through life with her two small children you can find her in the ballroom! She is a regular pro/am competitor at national events, performs at Showcases, and has attended Dance Camps across the country. Jade continues her own education by working with a variety of coaches including national champions.
Jade is a firm believer in using dance to heal and empower. She has worked with students using dance to help rehabilitate physical injuries after open-heart surgery, knee & hip replacements, shoulder injuries and spinal fusions. She has seen the power of dance overcome emotional hurdles including heartache after divorce, death and break-ups. Jade says, “Dance is a universal language. No matter where you go on the planet you can share and express yourself through dance.