About Jessica Rae
Jessica Rae is a Filipino business owner and educator around movement and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and CEO of Rae Model & Talent Agency LLC and Rae Studios, a brick and mortar talent agency and dance studio in downtown San Francisco, California. Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Speech and Communications before starting on her entrepreneurial journey.
Her career started with pageantry; titles include Miss World Peace, Miss San Francisco Bay Area, Miss Congeniality, and Miss Hawaiian Tropic – and the practice of special skills in piano and dance. Jessica's emphasis is public speaking with a mission for supporting the arts, specifically for making dance accessible to everyone. In the commercial and entertainment industry, she has been seen on billboards, magazine ads, and TV for brands such as Muscle Milk, Fitbit, Acura, Facebook, 24hr Fitness. She has also worked with artists such as Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, Too Short, and Bebe Rexha. In 2022 Jessica was invited to be a Preliminary Panelist for the 2022 Miss America competition and now works as an active talent agent for clients like Netflix, Fever, HBO, Comcast and NBC.
As a young adult, Jessica built a business model that merged the dance studio and talent agency as a tool to support dancers around job stability and commercial opportunities. This has allowed emerging artists, as well as established artists, to build and network in the San Francisco market. Since 2011, the agency has housed over 150+ working professionals who have been published in various print and film productions, while operating Rae Studios, a fully-serviced dance studio that provides group classes, rentals, corporate wellness and private lessons. Today, both businesses continue to help working professional artists earn various income through one entity. Jessica knew at an early age that racial, gender, body and movement inclusion needed a home around dance. Both companies press on these social subject matters daily, all while educating instructors, students, and clients around social inclusivity and the need to continue supporting local artists.
Today, you can find Jessica teaching weekly classes at Rae Studios, Equinox and working as an active on-screen talent.
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