From dance studios to family home videos, Jessie Diaz-Herrera has been in the dance world since the age of 5. At the age of 12, her mom pulled her out of dance after the teacher told her she had to lose weight in order to continue with the studio.
That didn’t deter her from rediscovering her passion for dance years later in college, where Diaz-Herrera’s love for hip hop came alive. She soon began choreographing college shows, events for local artists and social dance companies and in turn, fell in love with the way her curvy body moved.
Diaz-Herrera now teaches in NYC and structures her classes to suit all body types and dance levels. Not your typical dance class, she ensures that the environment is judgement free, incorporating body positive talk and affirmations during the sessions to make her students feel comfortable at any dance level. Her mission is not to just teach dance but to empower her students to learn how to love their bodies through dance.