INTRODUCING MOVE IT 2022 HEADLINER JESS BADDIE...
Jess is a Dancehall dancer, choreographer, and model based in London.
Although she was born and raised in Italy, she has African origins and this is visible in her choreography. Her dad is from the Ivory Coast and she regularly travels to Jamaica and Africa to learn from the dance crews there, soaking in their vibes, grooves, and flows.
She also travels around the rest of the world to share her knowledge, experience, talent, and energy. You’ll find her performing, attending festivals, and running workshops.
Energy is something that is never lacking when Jess is dancing. She can choreograph for men and women, and couples. Her dances can be soft and smooth or strong and powerful.
One of her main skills is expressing sensuality and femininity in her dance. She teaches other women how to get more confident in touching their own bodies while they are dancing, and loving themselves just the way they are. She celebrates that every woman is unique within their own bodies and teaches her students to see perfection in any perceived imperfections.
TAKE CLASS WITH JESS:
In London, she teaches every week at The Hub Dance Studios (Bethnal Green) and Base Dance Studios (Vauxhall).
• Kellogg’s Commercial
• Refinery29 x Puma Campaign (Women Empowerment)
• Levi’s Circles” Commercial
• Choreographer World Cup Official Music Video 2018 (Will Smith, Nicki Jam & Era Istrefi)
• Drogba (Joanna) Music Video – Afro B produced by Team Salut
• MTV Fit
• Tesco Campaign
• The Reason Why Official Music Video – JP Cooper feat Stefflon Don
Performances at Rampage Sound X Shabba Party Carnival
Beenie Man, Wstrn, Mr. Vegas, Tony Matterhorn, Sean Paul, Alicai Harley and more…
WE CAUGHT UP WITH JESS...
- Describe your dance style in 3 words.
Happiness, Energy, Sharing
- Advice for young dancers?
Believe in yourself, take risks and know there are always opportunities for you
- Biggest hurdle you have had to face?
Being self-employed. Income varies month to month. You have to be creative to make money.
- How to protect your mental health?
Positive and peaceful affirmations and taking your time.
- Any exciting news?
An all-female trip to Kingston, Jamaica to train with the best! There are still places!