JESSICA GRISSINGER HESTER
Jessica began her training at Susan Chambers School of Theatre Dance in Lawrenceville, Georgia. During her years of training, she won many scholarships and awards, such as, an “Overall Senior Talent Award” from Access Broadway, where she was signed by a New York agent. She competed at New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) and received the “Outstanding Dancer Scholarship.” Jessica has also received scholarships to STEPS in New York , and from LA Underground, Tremaine. While still in high school, Jessica was offered a position with the National Tour of “CATS”, but turned it down to graduate with her class.
Immediately after graduation, Jessica took a position with the National Tour of Sesame Street Live. She toured for 2 years with several shows, “Let’s Be Friends,” “1 2 3 Imagine,” and “Everyone Makes Music” performing as small understudy and as Roxy Marie, Elmo, Zoë and Prairie Dawn.
After leaving Sesame Street, Jessica moved to Orlando, Florida where she began working for Walt Disney World. She worked there for 4 years. During that time she performed in various parades and shows including, “Fantasmic,” and “Dream Along with Mickey” and also toured with the “Disney Holiday Market Tour.” Jessica is also working at Sea World’sAdventure Park in the Entertainment Department, as Elmo at “Breakfast with Elmo and Friends.”
Jessica’s community involvement includes dancing for pageants in the Orlando area such as “Miss Outstanding Teen America,” and “Miss Orlando City Beautiful.” Jessica also appeared in a St. Jude’s Hospital commercial with Michelle Kwan.
Jessica appeared on the Hannah Montana show, and has performed in music videos for the Disney Channel, as well as a music video for Triple Horse Productions. She has danced for spots on the Telemundo and Univision Television Stations, and appeared in the Chicago Festival of Lights for 2 years, as well as the Puerto Rican Day Festival in New York City.
Jessica is excited to bring her experience and talent to The Right Combination Dance Studio as an Artistic Director, Instructor and Choreographer.