Jesse started dancing in 1998 in California and quickly developed an interest in the history of the swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag. Having the chance to learn from some of the most respected dancers of the time, he started teaching lessons in order to build a better and larger dance scene in San Luis Obispo, while creating a dance venue that is still going strong.
Jesse moved to Atlanta in 2006, and quickly became head DJ at Hot Jam due to his high quality music. Jesse has DJ-ed and/or taught at events such as: Battle of the Cities, Atlanta Varsity Showdown, Las Vegas Exchange (Sin City Xchange), and the Atlanta Lindy Exchange. Additionally, Jesse was a peer judge at the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown.
Jesse has continued teaching classes for Hot Jam, and Down South Swing and is spreading his love of dance at TSS now too!