Jessica M Duplessis


Well Hello There!

I'm Jess, the Artistic Director of Raw Inspirations Dance Company. I am a proud alumni of Keene State College in Keene NH with a degree in Theatre Dance and Film, GO OWLS! I relocated to Madison WI in 2007 and have loved being a part of the dance community since my arrival. I am now the Education Manager at the brand new Paramount School of the Arts in Aurora Illinois, and am happy to be allowed to see the continued growth of RIDC here in Madison. I am so excited that RIDC is entering our 6th season. Being blessed to follow a childhood dream is something I feel thankful for every day. This season we are proud to announce our first ever junior competitive team, as well as the continuation of our apprentice program. Creating a space where dancers ages 8 and older can come to create, improve, and of course be inspired is the mission at the heart of all we do. Watching our older dancers blend and work with younger dancers is one of my favorite things.

I am secretly addicted to mint chocolate chip ice cream, silly reality shows on Bravo, and anything with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Some of my favorite things are curling up with a good book, my ladybug slippers, twinkle lights, going to Dave Matthews Band or Ed Sheeran Concerts, and working out at Orange Theory Fitness.

I laugh loudly and smile often (its my favorite). My favorite holiday is Christmas, and I could watch the movie Elf over and over. 

Dance has been a special part of my life for many years, I love being surrounded by people who share in their passion for creation, imagination, and of course inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Big Hugs,

Jess (o: