Jesse Schmitz-Boyd hails from Minneapolis. He holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. At UWSP, he studied under Professor Joan Karlen, Re|Dance Group’s co-founder, Michael Estanich and Jump Rhythm Jazz Project’s associate artistic director, Jeannie Hill. He danced featured roles in Susan Marshall & Company’s Other Stories and Billy Siegenfeld’s god of dirt; and he choreographed several works, including his dance-theater work Glass Houses, in Eleven Sections, which was presented at the American College Dance Festival’s regional conference’s adjudication concert. Jesse went on tour with the Chicago-based RE|Dance Group performing in the Chicago and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. Currently he teaches at several studios including Zenon Dance School and Allegro School of Dance. Jesse’s classes are high energy and fun while maintaining an emphasis on technique, bodily awareness, performance quality, and a masterful mind. In his free time, Jesse enjoys science fiction television, gummy worms and bowling.