Since discovering her passion for movement, Jasmine has always wanted to share this joy with different communities. Not having been exposed to the arts as a child, she was determined to bring the arts to as many people she could.
She started teaching young children at a local church while attending the University of South Florida in 1997. It wasn’t long before Jasmine received her first studio teaching position in Nashville, TN.
In 2006, Jasmine began teaching at HYPE Studios in Hermosa Beach, CA under the mentorship of Christopher Tyler. It was there where she honed in on her abilities to create choreography, break down movement and developed her sense of musicality.
After joining CONTRA-TIEMPO in 2008, Jasmine received the opportunity to train to become a teaching artist. It was through this organization where she went through various training programs such as, The Art of Storytelling at the Skirball Cultural Center, Teaching Artist Training through the Actor’s Fund, Arts For All – Building Standard based curriculum, Council Training with The Center for Council, California Dance Institute, and consistent professional development with artistic director for CONTRA-TIEMPO, Ana Maria Alvarez.
In 2016, Jasmine, along with her teaching partner, created their own program called EVOLVE: A Latin Dance Experience. Their program has been in several elementary & middle schools throughout Los Angeles. Since Jasmine has continued her teaching career, she has taught in numerous institutions in grades ranging from 2nd – professional dancers, both the nationally and internationally.