A former gymnast, Jessica Bird has been dancing for the last 22 years. She fell in love with Zumba 9 years ago and took the plunge in January of 2019 and got her teaching license. Shortly after, she also obtained her American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor certification. She was thrilled to begin teaching at Shawn Gardner Dancing in February of 2020. The Ballroom is a very special place as she learned her wedding dance with her husband there! She loves sharing her passion for Zumba with others, especially those who are new to Zumba. Soca is her favorite style along with anything from the 80's! When she isn't dancing, she is working full-time in Risk Management, cooking, riding her bicycle, hiking with her husband or spoiling Olive, her Olde English Bulldogge.