- Owner / Choreographer / Instructor -
Eleganza Dance Company was established in 2020 by Owner and Director, Jessica Vaillancourt.
Jessica started dancing back in 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. She took her first Latin dance class and immediately fell in love with style, music, and community. She quickly joined performance teams in the area and danced and performed with Salsa Heat in Orlando, Florida. In 2013 she moved up to New Hampshire and quickly got involved with the Latin Dance Community in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Now married with 3 beautiful children, she continues to share her love and passion for Latin Dancing to the dance community here. Her goal is to create a fun and encouraging environment for dancers of all levels to learn and grow.
She aims to inspire and empower all who take classes with her, so they gain confidence on and off the dance floor.
- Instructor / Choreographer -
Jake has been with Eleganza since 2020. He is the assistant choreographer and occasional class teacher. He has been dancing for 15 years, starting with Ballroom dancing at PaperMoon, where he competed for many years. Jake kept dancing in college and competed in collegiate competitions.
Now he mainly dances for fun and teaches classes at all levels.
He also offers private lessons in Cha Cha, salsa on 1 and 2, swing, hustle, tango, rumba, samba, bolero.
- Assistant Instructor -
Gabriella has been dancing for 5 years and been a part of Eleganza Dance Company since they first opened up in 2020. She has been on every Ladies Styling Team and has performed all over New England.
She loves helping all students with styling and helping each person find their own unique style!
- Costume Creator & Music Editor -
Lucia was born in Cali, Colombia - a city known as the Salsa City. She has danced salsa her whole life. When she discovered there were salsa dance studios focused on Latino rhythms, without a doubt, she decided to join to expand her styling knowledge and other rhythms.
Lucia has brought in her crafty skills to Eleganza studio collaborating with costume making as well as music arrangements for performances. She enjoys being part of this amazing team and enjoys seeing the expansion of the dancing community in NH.
- Photographer -
Alyssa has been learning and performing with Eleganza since October 2020. She got her start dancing with country line dance back in 2017, then discovered West Coast Swing about a year later and fell in love with partnered dancing.
She now performs with Eleganza all over New England.
You'll likely see her at Eleganza's socials, dancing with a camera in her hand. She has worked as a professional photographer since 2017 and photographs all of Eleganza's social dance events, as well as team promos.
- DJ Jersey -
Santi's parents both grew up with passion for music. He has been involved with music for some time. He is working hard towards his goals within the music industry.
He wants to learn as much as possible to become a good artist. Deejaying is a good starting point for his career, and it is very helpful to be able to listen all the different types of music.
He is excited to be working with Eleganza Dance Company and be able to put himself out there and make people dance.