Jess Cummings was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Early on in her dance career, she was given the opportunity to join the crew “Extreme,” with which she went on to represent Canada at Hip Hop International, winning gold in 2004. After gaining her footing in the professional dance world, Jess began performing in various cities around the globe. One of her most memorable experiences was working with former Cirque du Soleil director and Emmy Award winning choreographer Deborah Brown in the Line 1 Tour, which traveled as far as Beirut, Lebanon.
In the summer of 2015, Jess was selected amongst hundreds of dancers to be part of the esteemed Monsters of Hip Hop Show in Los Angeles, California where she performed the choreography of some of the industry's leading choreographers; Tony Testa, Luther Brown, Rhapsody James, Luam, Nick Demoura, Jaquel Knight and many more. They say timing is everything and shortly after the Monsters show Jess received her visa approval, allowing her to move to Los Angeles to pursue her career on a grander scale. Since moving to Los Angeles, Jess has been featured in commercials for JBL Audio, the NBA Playoffs and Rudy’s Barbershop, danced in the feature film LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and has performed on stage at some of the largest events in the nation including VidCon, We Day California, the FXFS Festival Fashion Show in Las Vegas, and Michael Jordan’s 55th birthday celebration where she opened for artist; Sza. Jess has also been fortunate enough to work for artists; Cold War Kids, Lele Pons, Nytrix, Neon Hitch and more. As an assistant choreographer, Jess has also had the opportunity to assist WilldaBeast Adams and Janelle Ginestra on Disney’s Raven’s Home, and with band Now United produced by Simon Fuller on their World Promo Tour and music video ‘All Day.’ In addition, she has been privileged to work with some of the biggest choreographers in the industry in the workshop process of many large scale productions, such as Brian Friedman (The Mob Las Vegas), Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (Jacky Cheung World Tour), Kyle Hanagami (Now United) and WilldaBeast Adams and Janelle Ginestra (2018 Billboard Awards – John Legend and Salt N’ Pepa and the NFL Pro Bowl Halftime Show).
In addition to her love of performing, Jess also loves sharing with the dance community as an instructor. She can be found teaching at various studios throughout Canada and the United States, and most recently at world-renowned studio Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. Jess continuously strives to share her passion of dance with those around her in being a role model for young dancers aspiring to one day set out to achieve their dreams, whether that be in dance or other areas of their lives.