Jessalyn Espiritu joined the dance department in 2014. Prior to Harker she was a THP case manager for the Bill Wilson Center in San Jose, working with at-risk adults in the Bay Area, and a behavior coach and dance coordinator at Beacon School, where she created the dance program for both the elementary and high schools.
Ms. Espiritu has been a dancer and choreographed for several professional dance teams and hip-hop crews, including Richmond Rocket Girls, Silhouette, THYCK, Fusion Latina, Culture Shock Oakland, Phase II, Oakland Raiderettes and the NLL Stealth’s Spy Girls. Currently she is the choreographer for California’s Great America’s CULTure Pop and Ghostly Glow Party. She was also a feature performer in the show “Mixed Element,” had the lead role of Doris in the “School of Rock Live” Musical and was a part of the Las Vegas “Legends in Concert” production. She has been fortunate to work with LL Cool J, Amerie, and “Weird Al” Yankovic and choreographed the Oregon tour for the Universal Recording Artist Dol Re’, all while working as a master instructor and choreographer for several dance studios and youth dance teams in the Bay Area.
She loves travel and especially loves Spain, Turkey and Hawaii. She is devoted to her craft and committed to empowering today’s society through counseling, the teachings of education and values. A favorite quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
M.A. Psychology/MFT (pending), University of San Francisco