Jazz dance concentrates on style, technique, formations, combined with the characteristic movements. Jazz dance training helps to develop or improve timing, speed, strength, agility, and coordination.
Jesika Sartain-Cole dancer/choreographer is a graduate from Oklahoma City University and has her Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts. While at Oklahoma City University she studied all styles of dance, including but not limited to: ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theatre, Pointe, ballroom, and hip hop. She has studied with Jo Rowan, Brian Marcum, Patricia Oplatnik, and many other profound teachers and choreographers. She has also been featured as a soloist and has choreographed for the University’s Productions. Jesika has been on tour with the American Spirit Dance Company and was a part of the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular where she worked side by side to Carry Underwood, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, and many other artists. She was a dancer on the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz Dance Team and has been featured on multiple Radio and TV Stations. Jesika was also a dancer among the top 50 girls in season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. She has studied with Kacico Modern Company and has performed at the annual show in Kansas City “Modern Night at the Folly”. She is a member of Dance Masters of America Chapter 28 and holds two titles along with winning national DMA scholarships. As well as performing, Jesika has taught at numerous studios, and has adjudicated various dance competitions around the Mid-West. She has also been a guest choreographer for many high school dance teams around the Kansas City metropolitan area. Jesika is also the co-owner of CJTumble and teaches acro clinics to dance studios and cheer teams.