Jesse is one of the most notable dance figures in the country. A constant top teacher, he became a winner of many competitions in the US. He ventured out as a top competitor by 2003 and shot up to winning 3rd in the United States in the Open Rhythm Category and 2nd in the world in Mambo with his former partner, Jackie Josephs. With his accomplishments, he was asked to join the popular reality TV show, “Dancing with the Stars”. He partnered with actress, Shanna Moakler, in season 3.