Tess is originally from Midway, Utah, where she began dancing at age 3. After training at home and around the country the next fifteen years, she was offered a scholarship to the Edge Performing Arts Center. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to begin her professional dance career. Since completing the Edge program in 2009, Over Tess’ career she has taught and performed all over the world with LA Contemporary Dance Company, Entity Contemporary Dance, Heidi Duckler Dance, and LOBOS art collective. A few of her commercial credits as a performer include Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, The Voice, Dear White People, Transparent, The OA, Apple, and as a movement director for the HBO show Perry Mason.
Company affiliations include: L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (Kate Hutter), Axiom (Denna Thomsen & Zak Schlegal), Boogiezone's ENTITY Dance Company (Marissa Osato and Will Johnston), collidEdance (Erica Sobol), and SoleVita Dance Company (Joelle Martinec). Ms. Tess is a member of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and looks forward to nurturing future dance careers at the DC Dance LA.