Jazmyn Jones is a wife, mother, and proud native of Lafayette, La. She attended Howard University on full academic scholarship and received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with a minor in Chemistry. Upon returning home, she became a middle school science teacher and joined the staff at F.I.R.E. Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory as a ballet and hip hop instructor. She now also serves as the director of Difé II, the conservatory’s junior pre-professional training and performance company. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Along with Leigha Porter, owner of F.I.R.E. Expressions, Jones is co-founder of Heritage Parc, a nonprofit whose mission is to build community through the arts and enrich the lives of all especially the youth of North Lafayette . In 2018, the duo also created The Creole Nutcracker, a theatrical production that puts a Louisiana twist on the 19th century classic. Jazmyn’s passion for dance began in her youth. She trained in a variety of styles including ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop. At age 14, she taught her first hip hop class and choreographed her first full hip hop piece. At 16, she was casted in Debbie Allen’s Just Dance and was invited to perform in Houston as a guest with Urban Souls Dance Company 2. She earned scholarships to multiple conventions and intensives across the country including American Dance Festival and Monsters of Hip Hop. Jazmyn plans to further her own education and training in the arts so that she may increase her depth of knowledge for the young artists of Lafayette.