Jessica Jensen is the Owner/Director of Contemporary Dance Studio.
Jessica opened CDS in 2009. The first year CDS was opened she created the Leaps and Bounds Program, this program allows children with disabilities to participate in dance classes as well as participate in the end of the year recital. The Leaps and Bounds program grows each year and the children involved inspire her to continue to share her passion for dance with all in the community.
In 2012 Jessica developed Flux Dance Company. Flux Dance Company pursues its mission of expanding the reach of dance as a performing art for both youth and individuals with special needs in the Siouxland Tri-State area. Through the arts, Flux seeks to educate, inspire and transform lives and to strengthen the culture landscape of Siouxland.
Jessica received her early dance training in Sioux City from Siouxland Movement Arts Center. She was captain of the West High Dance squad leading the team to numerous State and National titles. She won the State Solo Championship Title for the ISDTA, large school division in 2001.
Jessica has danced professionally with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and in various productions in Las Vegas, including “Shag with a Twist” and “The Record Shop”. She also appeared in numerous stage productions at the University of Nevada. Jessica began teaching dance at age 18 and has taught at studios in Las Vegas, Des Moines and was an adjunct dance instructor at WIT in Sioux City. She was the director and choreographer for the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football team. Jessica has also choreographed for the Morningside College dance team, and for musicals and dance concerts in the Siouxland area.
In 2005 she graduated from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies.
"Dance is more than movement; it is heart, strength, discipline and determination. Dance is an art form. Dance is a beautiful expression of life though movement of the body and soul."
These capable students have been through a training program designed to learn about the art of teaching dance. They will be assisting in classes with students ages 7 and under. Since younger students have short attention spans, this will help us to hold their attention as we teach. WE WILL CONTINUE TO TEACH ALL CLASSES-- the assistants will be present to help us in order to maximize learning. We are excited to have these wonderful, dedicated dancers.