Jess found her love of pole dancing while finishing her graduate studies in the Fall of 2017. Having previously been a rock climber, she saw pole as an outlet to not only continue to push herself physically, but to be able to express herself creatively as well. Jess loves the transformative effects pole has had on her in regards to her confidence and identity as somebody who began dancing as an adult. Outside of pole, Jess works full time as an architectural designer in Charlotte and has a strong devotion to animal welfare -- starting with her two cats, Sulley and Bill. She recently began learning lyra to continue to broaden her artistic horizons and looks forward to growing as a performer.
Instagram handle: @yessjester
Photographer: Christopher Donald @chrisdonaldphoto