Whether it’s dancing, singing, choreographing, modeling, acting, or coaching, Tess is one that is known to put her whole heart into it. She is recognized in the Illinois Dance Team Association as one of their alumni dancers, assistant coaches, and two-time state championship hip-hop choreographer. Tess has been dancing for 16 years, choreographing for 6 years, and coaching/teaching for 3 years. Not only is dance one of her passions, but she is known for her vocal ability as well. She has participated in the Muny productions as a Muny kid and Muny teen for 12 years, competed in several vocal competitions, went on National tour with Dragon Tales/Vee productions as their lead character, was crowned Miss Jr Teen America in 2004, and was honored to sing the National Anthem at the St Louis Rams Breast Cancer Awareness game as a 2012 St Louis Rams Cheerleader. Tess is still pursuing music, as she is the singergirl in SMASHBAND as well as the co-writer/lead singer of her original songs with the country band, “Tess & The Brothermen”. Currently, Tess coaches and choreographs at Edwardsville High School in Illinois. She is extremely passionate about dance and is privileged to assist in developing a dancer’s experience and career.