Jessica Michaels

Jess, a native of Newtown, CT, has over 10 years of national and international professional dance performance experience that took her from New York City to Los Angeles to London to Tokyo.

With her business savvy and entrepreneurial drive, Jessica’s non-performance achievements include: Co-Founder/ Dance Director of the Atlantic Arts Academy, a pre-professional performing arts academy in Jupiter, FL and the Founder of JAM cosmetics, a healthier stage makeup line for dancers and live performance artists.

Impassioned to inspire, Jessica has helped guide young dancers to develop important life and leadership skills through her 20 years of teaching. It was only natural she would become instantly enamored with the Wingman program after meeting the founder, Ian Hockley.

Jessica joined the Wingman team when she adapted the program for the dance industry and launched Wingman for Dance in May 2016 as the Global Program Director.

She is also a keynote speaker and special guest presenter sharing the Wingman story and philosophy at dance industry conferences, on podcasts and for special events.

As of December 2019, the Wingman for Dance program is being used in 300+ dance studios in 6 countries!

Jess is ecstatic to help spread the Wingman Movement to dance teachers and dancers everywhere, inspiring them to go above and beyond for others!


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