JJ received her certification to teach dance at Northern Illinois University. She served as Director and Choreographer of De La Cru Hip Hop Dance Team in Glenview, IL. She has taught intermediate and advanced hip hop classes, along with choreographing performances for hip hop and flamenco festivals. In addition, JJ is certified to teach group exercise and is passionate about dance and fitness because of the personal confidence, strength, and fun it brings. She has two adorable kids and a husband that keep her on her toes.