Jessica asked her parents for ballet classes when she was five. She still wonders why. She received her formal dance education from the School of the Arts, Singapore, graduating as a guinea pig in the pioneer class. With support from her family, and the National Arts Council Undergraduate Scholarship (Singapore), she moved to the US for college. She graduated from the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia with a BFA in Dance, and will continue dancing and making work in New York with her friends.