• 919.553.9907
  • lori@cdpdance.com
  • 25 Plantation Drive • Clayton, NC 27527
  • Guest Teacher / Choregrapher


    Jessica Taylor Edwards

    Jessica is a South Carolina native, who began dancing and competing under the instruction of Lauren Metts at The Dance Dept. While still in high school, Jessica was a featured dancer in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, soloist in DanceWordz the company, dance captain and a featured choreographer for various performances. After graduating with top honors from the National Honors Society of Dance Arts, Jessica was invited to New York City to complete Broadway Dance Center’s most prestigious program, the Professional Semester. At completion, she was awarded “The Quiet Storm Award,” one of the highest honors.

    While living in New York City, Jessica performed in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids’ “Gypsy of the Year” with the Broadway cast of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, on Good Morning America, filmed a fitness video with Insanity workout video sensation Shaun T, music video with singing group Neon Trees, at Lincoln Center with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in their Table of Silence 9/11 Project and completed a contract as the lead female performer in an original Halloween production by RWS and Associates. She was recently featured as a vaudeville dancer in the new independent feature film “Sing to the Stars.”

    Jessica is extremely passionate about sharing her love of dance and longing for her student’s growth within the entertainment industry. She has traveled across the country adjudicating with Platinum National Dance Competition as well as judging, teaching and choreographing for Dance Troupe Inc. She has taught as a middle school dance educator in the South Carolina Public School system and she has choreographed for numerous pageants, dance academies, and competitive studios. Jessica is a Certified Health Coach through Dr. Sears’ Wellness Institute and pursues a Business Administration and Management degree from Arizona State University. She is very thankful to be in her third season at CDP and sends much love and gratitude to her family for all of their support!