Jessa Mae Briones originally hails from Cebu, Philippines. She began dancing in a Grassroots program at the age of 14, whose vision was to give back to the community. She then joined Dancesport Team Cebu City where she developed a background in International Latin and Ballroom. She began her competitive career in 2008 where she became one of the top Youth competitors in her generation both nationally and internationally.
She began competing in the US with her professional dance partner, Alberto Cortes, in 2016 and have since garnered numerous titles, the most prominent of which is obtaining the title of Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Champions and are nationally recognized as the 2017 United States Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Champions. They are still competing professionally.
Jessa shares the belief that there is more to dance than just the placement of your feet and that the expression of one’s feelings and intentions through the motions of the human form are paramount in what is translated through dance. It is in here ability to inspire her students to be able to dance comfortably and confidently on the dance floor.
“Whether you are preparing to create a memorable first dance at your wedding, or preparing to dance with a partner, or even by yourself, you can rest assured that you can leave the studio feeling confident and fulfilled.”