Assistant Artistic Director/ Preschool Director/ABJ Company Co-Director
Beginning her ABJ career in 2003, Ms. Tessa's role in the business has steadily increased since her arrival. She now serves as the Assistant Artistic Director, the Children's Program Director, and the ABJ Company Co-Director. She has trained hundreds of students at ABJ and has played in pivotal role in the training of some of the top dancers in the area. She made a name for herself,after training extensively under Miss Susu, in the Children Dance Department of ABJ and now has the pleasure of teaching numerous Company level jazz, ballet and contemporary classes. As a choreographer, her students have taken top honors at regional and national competitions around the country. She has received choreography awards at competitions such as Dance Masters, Co.Dance,
KAR, Star Systems and more!
Miss Tessa also serves as the Assistant Recital Director, helping Ms.Susu and her faculty plan and choreograph the Spring Gala Performances. She has played lead roles in a few of the most notable performances like Mary Poppins and Cinderella and is always a joy to watch on the stage!
Having received a degree from UA in Dance Instruction and Studio Management, Ms. Tessa's life-long dreams have come true at ABJ. Dancing for over 20 years now, her love and passion for the art of dance shines through to all her students. Certified by Dance Masters in ballet, tap, and jazz, she gives a strong foundation and dance education to her students. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love and knowledge for dance to your child this year at ABJ.