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Jesse DeSoto

Jesse DeSoto

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Multi-Studio Owner
  • National Trainer & Speaker
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios® since 1999


Jesse joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios® in 1999. He quickly became a top instructor in our company and was awarded as the number one instructor in 2003 and 2004. He began dancing American Rhythm professionally with Jackie Josephs in 2001 and together they became Fred Astaire National Champions and United States Finalists in 2004 and 2005. In 2005 He and Jackie moved to Illinois to open what would become the largest grossing studio in the company’s history and the first studio to gross over two million dollars in revenue. In 2006 he was asked to join the cast of DWTS Season 3 and quickly became a nationally known figure in the dance industry. He has owned and opened multiple studio locations as well as became a National Trainer within the company.  Jesse enjoys sharing his dance knowledge and lessons learned in life with the next generation.


  • Fred Astaire National Champion
  • 2004 & 2005 United States Finalist
  • 2005 Mambo Vice Champion


  • American Rhythm
  • American Smooth
  • Athletic Performance
  • Showmanship
  • Empowering Students and Staff
  • New Student Development
  • Advanced Student Development
  • Financial Education
  • Sales Training
  • Staff Development
  • Real Estate Investing

Jesse DeSoto is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios® International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire Dance Studios® International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.