Jesse was born in Newport, RI where he fell in love with the ocean. After graduating college, he became an expert in kitesurfing and toured the world teaching his newly acquired skill. During his travels to Brazil, he was introduced to Capoeira and began to practice in Boulder, CO. Since then, Jesse has picked up aerial silk, freestyle dance and contact improv. AscenDance Project has allowed him to us his movement skills from various disciplines by learning to translate them onto a climbing wall.