Jessica Runnels

Co-Founder
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About

Jessica is the co-founder of ProMotion Dance. Having danced since she was 3 years old, growing up in her mom’s studio in Richmond, IN, Jessica has always dreamed of starting a dance company of her own. Taking every opportunity she could to perfect her craft and share with others what she loves most, Jessica has participated in several dance outlets over the years; teaching, performing, choreographing, and competing. From the age of 3 to 18, Jessica danced at her mom’s studio with a focus in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Taking on a teaching role once she was old enough. While in high school, she was a member of the Richmond High School Devilettes and an officer for two years. Jessica attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she majored in Sport Marketing and Management and minored in Dance. During her four years in Bloomington she was a member of a student run organization, InMotion Dance Company. She was also a one-year member of the Indiana Pom Squad and competed nationally in both Jazz and Hip-Hop with the team. Upon graduating, Jessica knew her dance career wasn’t over.


She auditioned for the NBA team the Indiana Pacers dance team, the Indiana Pacemates and has been dancing for them for the past 8 years, serving as captain for 4 of those years. She’s had the opportunity to represent the Pacers in Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Seattle and Las Vegas performing and doing appearances for Pacers/NBA fans. Dancing in front of thousands of fans doing what you love is something Jessica will cherish forever. There’s nothing better than sharing with others what truly makes you happy. Jessica continues to teach and choreograph working with several high schools and colleges. For the past twelve years Jessica has been busy choreographing for the Richmond High School Devilettes State Fair Band Day Competition, basketball season and their annual showcase, focusing on jazz, contemporary, pom & hip-hop. Through ProMotion Dance, Jessica hopes to inspire and influence other dancers to do what they love while continually challenging themselves to reach the next level.