Jessica Marie

Instructor

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Artist Bio

Jessica Marie started her dance journey in June 2017 in Texas. She has spent many years training and learning under some of the top instructors in the U.S. and abroad.

(A special shoutout goes to Marietta Villalobos and Charles Ogar because they were crucial in developing Jessica Marie's foundation as a dancer).

She has a earned a teaching certificate from Laurent Yìshù and another certificate from Laurent Yìshù in Musciality. These passion-driven and creative instructors inspired her to travel, fostering her love for Kizomba and Urban Kizomba.

Jessica Marie has taught as an instructor in multiple cities and states around the U.S. She recently taught at the NOVA Festival and the SF SBK Festival. She specializes in Tarraxinha and Urban Kiz.

Jessica Marie is known for her attention to detail, her ability to break down complex material, and provide individualized feedback even when leading group classes. Her dance students also appreciate her approaches around inclusivity, her humor, mindset around consent, and her promoting of safe dance spaces.

Jessica Marie’s background in psychology (as a fifth year PhD student) also creates a unique learning environment as she has the ability to see more than just the dancer in the room, but she is able to connect to the person in the room fostering a deeper connection and cultivating an optimal learning environment. 

Jessica Marie is the owner and creative director of The Kiz Lab LLC. A Black-Owned and minority led Urban Kiz dance organization located in the Bay Area, CA where they host classes, workshops, events and weekenders.

The Kiz Lab Intensive Weekend

Apr

06

Sat, Apr 06, 2024 12:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 4 Series

Jan

28

Sun, Jan 28, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 3
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 4 Series

Jan

21

Sun, Jan 21, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 3
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
BiCurious Dance Party - Urban Kiz W...

Jan

17

Wed, Jan 17, 2024 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 2
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 4 Series

Jan

14

Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 3
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
BiCurious Dance Party - Urban Kiz W...

Jan

10

Wed, Jan 10, 2024 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 2
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 3 Series

Dec

27

Wed, Dec 27, 2023 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 4
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 3 Series

Dec

20

Wed, Dec 20, 2023 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 4
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz: Couple's Night

Dec

17

Sun, Dec 17, 2023 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Urban Kiz Level 3 Series

Dec

13

Wed, Dec 13, 2023 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Weekly Recurring Event: 4
Oakland, California
🇺🇸 United States - North America

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