Jessie Metcalf Mccullough, is a certified Giordano Jazz dance instructor (NGCP) who has been teaching jazz in the Salt Lake area for over 15 years. A former US-UK Fulbright award recipient, Jessie holds a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance from Southern Utah University and a Masters of Arts in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton in London. As a professional performer, Jessie traveled the world from 2004-2012, as a dancer, dance captain and company manager for Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line.
Training in a variety of dance styles since the age of three, Jessie's primary training was with Lori-Mead Metcalf and Jillana Webb at the Salt Lake Dance Center. She has received additional training with Ballet West, Broadway Dance Center, Dance Attic (London), Giordano Dance Chicago, Pineapple Studios (London), Repertory Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.
When she is not teaching or performing, Jessie enjoys choreographing for concerts, musicals, and competition teams throughout Utah. Her credits include Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Catch Me If You Can, Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, as well as multiple competition numbers, musical reviews, and her own artistic works.
This is Jessie’s sixth year teaching at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts.