Jessica began dancing at the age of 4, and has a dance background of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and hip hop. She took a break from dancing while attending the University of Connecticut, where she received her bachelors degree in child psychology. Jessica started at the West Hartford studio in 1998 where she met and started competing with her husband Clemens. The two took over ownership of the studio in 2001. Jessica retired from teaching in 2004 to begin her new role as a mother. She and Clemens still dance, on occasion, for shows or studio events. Jessica also works in the Fred Astaire Dance Studios corporate office as the Studio Liaison.