Jessica Yoder began her dance training in Bloomington, Indiana at One Step Above dance studio. She found a love for jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, and contemporary dance early on. Jessica also took classes and trained with the IU Contemporary Dance Program. In 2006, she attended Purdue University and was on the Purdue Dance Team for three years and majored in Elementary Education with a Reading Specialist certification. She had the honor of being co-captain of the dance team her junior year; helping the team win 3rd place at the NDA Collegiate Dance Nationals. She began working for the National Dance Alliance in 2008 as an instructor during the summer. She began judging regional competitions, choreographing for high school teams/studios around the state, as well as being a part of NDA’s High School Curriculum team for summer camps around the country. She is currently working in Wayne Township as a 2nd grade teacher and continues to work for NDA as a judge, choreographer, and head instructor during the summer months.