Meet the Empower Staff
Jessica Burroughs has a passion and drive for dance that goes beyond twenty years. She has trained at Hillside High School under the direction of Lisa Wilder and Nicole Oxendine. Ms. Jessica studied Ballet at the American Dance Ensemble, Modern & Jazz with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ballet at Orange School of Performance Arts (OSPA), and Ballet & African with Ballethnic Dance Theater.
Ms. Jessica has over 10 years of teaching experience at various studios in North Carolina and Virginia. Her office administration experience currently American Dance Festival Scripps Studio. She has been Studio Manager and Assistant Director for Ari’s House of Dance & Performance Arts Studio and Mayeisha’s Fine Arts Studios.
She has devoted her talent and love for this art in teaching, nurturing and motivating children, teenagers and young adults. She relentlessly gives back to her alma mater the Hillside High School. For the Performing Arts Department she is the Dance teaching assistant; Guest choreographer for Drama Productions; and Auxiliary Assistant for the Band. She also is the Auxiliary Assistant for Research Triangle Charter Academy; Assistant Choreographer at Lyon Park Recreation Center; and Performer and Choreographer for Durham’s Black Nativity. She is a dancer with Andrea E. Woods & Dancers SOULOWORKS and an improvisation dancer with Tony Johnson.