Jada grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has been dancing, singing, and acting her whole life. She started her training in gymnastics, tumbling, hip hop, and ballet when she was 5 years old, then added training in contemporary/modern, lyrical, jazz, and musical theater at age 8. Jada began vocal lessons with her church choir director at the age of 8 as well. Throughout her childhood, she was cast in singing, acting, and dancing roles in her community and church, trained at local studios, and took consistent private lessons with professional choreographers. Jada also competed for her school statewide and nationally in sports, voice, art, music, speech, and specific academic tests. Throughout her college years, her training consisted of ballroom, advanced and professional ballet, along with training in classes at local studios in a variety of additional styles.
Jada has been teaching professionally for 5 years. She has taught at multiple local studios, including Von Heidecke School of Ballet, and Rise up Academy. Jada has trained in ballroom with world champions, Dancing with the Stars veterans, and world record holding dancers such as Karina Smirnoff, Troels Bager and Ina Jeliazkova, Val and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jonathan Wilkins, Valentina Kostenko, Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva, Ilya Reyzin, and more. In 2019, Jada organized many of the first ever youth industry dancers to perform in a ballroom event professional showcase certified by the National Dance Council of America. She had the opportunity of choreographing numbers in the professional showcase at Dance Stars Festival, hosted by Karina Smirnoff and Elena, and Sarasota Challenge, hosted by Sid Pocius. Within those events, she has had the pleasure of teaching and working with many talented youth and upcoming rising stars from World of Dance, Dance Moms, SYTYCD, and more! Jada is extremely grateful and honored for all of the opportunities she has been given. In conjunction with her faith and family, she owes a lot of her experience to her coaches and mentors which is one of the main reasons she continues to give her time and resources back to her students and community as much as she can.
Jada always loved teaching and creating since a very young age, but she believes even as a teacher you should always remain coachable. Jada plans to continue to grow and gain even more experience in order to inspire and give back to her students and everyone she meets. One of Jada's many goals is to expose more dancers, especially youth at BCS, to the exciting and wonderful world of ballroom. Fun facts about Jada: She loves the flavor pumpkin spice, her favorite color is purple, and in addition to teaching dance, she works at Ultimate Ninjas alongside Jesse Labreck, Chris Digangi, Ethan Swanson, and more!