A dancer since the age of three, Tessa is trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Tap and Musical Theater. She started her professional dance career at age 13, dancing for the WNBA SparKids. She trained all over Southern California and competed at several award-winning studios in Orange County, and is a proud alumna of the Orange County High School of the Arts.
Tessa’s professional dance career has taken her across the globe – having danced for Carnival Cruise Lines for over six years. Tessa relocated to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in legendary shows such as Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino and Legends in Concert at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. She toured Central America with The Fercos Brothers: Untamed Illusions. Tessa was also a member of Lost Vegas Crew, founded by SYTYCD Season 1 finalist, Jonathan “Jonnis” Tannis.
Now settled back in Orange County, she has combined her passions for both dance and Pilates. Tessa received her Mat Pilates certification from Sharmila Mitra in 2016. In 2017, she became an Authorized BodyStrategies Teacher through Core Arts Center. She is an office coordinator, instructor and apprentice at Core Arts.