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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 dance studio and talent agency in downtown San Francisco, California. Jessica is a graduate from San Francisco State University with a BA in Speech and Communications, completed in just three years prior to starting 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 playing and different styles of dance. Jessica's natural and strong public speaking ability and passion for the arts, specifically for making dance accessible to everyone through dance instruction at an early age. After her successful pageantry career, her experience led her into film and print productions. Jessica has been working on and off camera for companies including Muscle Milk, Fitbit, Acura, Facebook, 24hr Fitness, along 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 currently 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 media opportunities. This has allowed emerging and veteran artists to build and network in the San Francisco and Bay Area market. In 2011, the agency housed over 150+performing artists seen in various print, film and event productions, while operating Rae Studios, a fully-serviced dance studio open 7 days a week providing services in group classes, rentals, corporate wellness and private lessons. These businesses continue to help talent professionals earn various incomes through one entity.  Jessica knew at an early age that racial, gender, body and movement level inclusion needed a home around dance.  Rae Agency and Rae Studios have been a safe haven for hundreds of community leaders, students, emerging artists and experienced working professionals.


Today, you can find Jessica as an active talent agent, teaching weekly classes at Rae Studios and Equinox, and working as an active on-screen talent. 


Book Jessica to speak or teach at your next event. 


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