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Jessica John

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Aerial Dance Instructor at "Studio 180 Dance"

Circus Artist

Creative Director, Vaudoux Aerial Dance Theatre
Languages: English (fluent), Macedonian (adv.)| Russian (basic), Portuguese (basic), Norwegian (basic)


aerial fabric/sling, aerial hoop/tippy lyra
aerial rope & Spanish web, straps & aerial pole
static & single-point/dance trapeze

Miscellaneous Experience

  • essential aerial rigging
  • McLeod dance technique
  • Rockettes-style precision dance


  • 2013 Corde lisse training (Joshua Dean - Aerial Arts NYC)
  • 2013 Aerial silks training (Elsie Smith - New England Center for Circus Arts, VT)
  • 2008-13 Aerial silks student/apprentice (Robin Berry - Artisan Athletics, DC)
  • 2009-13 Static trapeze training (Jessica Mislevy - TSNY, DC)
  • 2011-13 Aerial pole training (various locations, DC)
  • 2011 McLeod technique dance training (Lorienne Beals - DC)
  • 2011 Aerial silks act creation workshop (Sarah Bebe Holmes - Paper Doll Militia, GA)
  • 2011 Aerial skills workshop (Various instructors - New England Center for Circus Arts, VT)
  • 2011 Aerial straps training (Circus Warehouse, NY)
  • 2011 Dance improvisation workshop (Daniel Burkholder - Joy of Motion, DC)
  • 2010 Aerial performance workshop (Christine Van Loo - TSNY, DC)
  • 2010 Aerial fitness workshop (Lorelei Ashe - Gravity Defying Fitness, LA)
  • 2010 Dance trapeze workshop (Susan Murphy - Authentic Aerial, GA)


  • 2012-13 Studio 180 Dance (Annapolis, MD) (advanced aerial dance instructor)
  • 2012-13 Urban Evolution (Alexandria, VA) (aerial acrobatics instructor)
  • 2011-12 Freelance aerial silks instructor (Skopje, Macedonia)
  • 2010-11 Urban Evolution (Alexandria, VA) (substitute aerial acrobatics instructor)
  • 2010-11 Forever Dancing (Falls Church, VA) (aerial silks instructor)


  • 2011 Forever Dancing Teacher/Student Showcase (Falls Church, VA)
  • 2011 Sky Box Private Party (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 2010 Barrack’s Row Festival (Washington, DC)
  • 2010 Taste of DC, Yards Park (Washington, DC)
  • 2010 Arts on Foot (Washington, DC)
  • 2009 DivaFit Showcase (Herndon, VA)
  • 1996 Buff Gold competitive dance squad (Boulder, CO)
  • 1991-94 All American Dolls precision dance line (Fort Walton Beach, FL)

Other Skills

Foreign Service Officer; Lawyer; Former competitive tennis player


  • 2006 MA in Legislative Affairs, George Washington University
  • 2001 JD, Boston University
  • 1998 BA in Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Additional Info

  • Performer Skills: Aerial Hoops (Lyra), Aerial Ropes / Corde Lisse, Aerial Silk, Aerial Static Trapeze, Aerial Straps, Aerial Trapeze, Aerial Sling, Aerial Dance Trapeze, Aerial Tippy Lyra, Stunt Women, Actress
  • Act Type: Single Act
  • Available For: Clubs, Concerts, Corporate Affairs/ Events, Cruise Ships, Dances Parties, Fundraisers, Grand Openings, Kids Parties, New Year’s Eve Party, Private Parties/Events, Street fairs / Festivals, Resturants, Advertising, Award Banquets, Commercials, Film, Product Launches, Promotions, Store Promotions, Tradeshows, TV, Video, Casinos, Casting / Auditions, Circus Jobs
  • Language(s): English, Macedonian, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian

  • Country: United States
  • City / Region: Washington, New Orleans, New York
  • State: DC, LA, NY
  • Zip Code:
  • Will Travel?: Yes
  • Screen Actors Guild: SAG, AFTRA, AEA

  • Phone: 917.647.8166
  • Instagram: cordelisse


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