All master classes are free to SMB students enrolled in the School Division.
The minimum age requirement is 13 years old.
Regular Fee: $25 / Professional Rate: $15
Jessica Duplessis - Contemporary
Jessica M Duplessis is the owner and artistic director of Raw Inspirations Dance Company, an audition and philanthropic focused dance company for dancers ages 12-18 in the Madison area. She holds a degree in Theater Dance and Film with a specialization in Dance Education from Keene State College. Ms. Duplessis grew up dancing in her home state of New Hampshire at the Jenkins School of Dance and gymnastics. For the past ten years, she has been involved in the theatre and dance community of Madison and is happy to call Madison her home. She has been recognized for her innovative and artistic choreography throughout the Midwest as well as being a keynote speaker and faculty member at Keene State College for arts education. Ms. Duplessis enjoys and teaches all styles of dance but is known for contemporary, lyrical, and musical theatre. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance and creation by teaching guest classes locally and on the east coast. Her company RIDC is heavily involved in community service work and partners exclusively with Atia's Project Ladybug Fund to raise money for kids and families battling childhood cancer. They also partner with Fresco Opera Theatre of Madison and were part of the world premier all original opera "The Poe Requiem" which debuted last October. Each year RIDC hosts a free class for the community called "the RIDC experience" this gives RIDC and it's teachers a chance to offer free dance to the community. She is thrilled to be back this season and looks forward to dancing with everyone again!