"As a teacher of several advanced level classes at Dance Expressions, I am inspired by the product of work each and every student demonstrates. The technical tools I use in class differs from week to week, and the students are more than willing to always try something new. The students are mature and open minded with new learning experiences and are always very respectful to me in the room as a teacher."
Jessica Steurer started dance at the age of three years old at Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions. There she spent a consecutive 15 years training in many styles of dance including ballet, modern, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and pointe. At 15 years old, she auditioned in Boston for a prestigious role as a Dance Olympus VIP. She had the opportunity to travel to several major cities throughout the country instructing dance intensives and performing demanding choreography in showcases with 14 other chosen dancers. She worked along side modern, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and tap choreographers such as Billy Griffin, Jessica Etzel, Kirby Reed, Sarah Jo Fazio, Mario Velez Jr., and Debbie Dee.
She has also participated in many master classes, summer programs, and performances throughout her life at the American College Dance Association, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Urbanity Dance Company, Boston Ballet School, and Dance America/Olympus.
Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performance Studies with a Double Minor in Marketing and Psychology at Roger Williams University. Throughout her four years at school she studied under many world renown artists such as Larry Keigwin, Sean Curran, Jenny Rocha, Paula Josa-Jones, Angie Conte, Hillary Easton, Helen Simoneau, Christina Robson, Kellie Ann Lynch, K.J Holmes, Deanna Pellecchia, Melody Ruffing Ward, Cathy Nicoli, and France Hunter. During her senior year, she earned the opportunity to choreograph a contemporary modern piece where she casted her own dancers and performed in the dance theatre showcase just before graduation.
Jessica is currently finishing her first year pursuing a Master of Arts in Mental Health Health Counseling with a Specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. After graduation, she hopes to work as a clinician/therapist in a pediatric hospital in Boston.