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Jessica Rae is a Filipino 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 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, has captivated audiences. 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, and Apple, along with artists such as Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, Too Short, and Bebe Rexha. This experience as an on-set talent has sparked her mission to become a talent agent and provide the same opportunities for other performing artists.  

 

As a young adult, Jessica built a business model that merged her passion for dance into two business entities that directly support each other: a dance studio that provides job stability and a talent agency that offers a variety of job opportunities. This has allowed emerging artists and veteran dance professionals to build their craft and network in the San Francisco market. In 2011, Jessica opened her talent agency, housing over 150 performing artists seen in various high-profile events, print, and film productions, all while operating Rae Studios, a fully-serviced dance studio open 7 days a week. She managed 30 rotating instructors teaching fitness, cardio dance, dance technique, and choreography classes that are accessible for all levels and people of different movement and cultural backgrounds. Jessica knew at an early age that minority inclusivity, body positivity, and movement education needed a home. Rae Agency and Rae Studios have been a safe haven for thousands of community leaders, students, emerging artists, and experienced working professionals to find employment and job security in line with their passion, a variety of top industry opportunities, and, most importantly, a positive and inclusive space to find community. 

 

Today, you can find Jessica teaching classes in dance choreography and fitness, hosting entrepreneurial workshops, and acting as a model and on-screen talent.

Reference Links:

  • The Lucas Askew Experience Podcast: S2E22 The Dance - 5/12/20

https://soundcloud.com/user-486020268/s2e22-the-dance

 

  • CNBC | By Sal Rodriguez - 4/3/20

"Silicon Valley businesses who made their living from tech industry events are suddenly staring at blank calendars and layoffs"

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-hurts-silicon-valley-caterers-and-event-businesses.html

 

  • Bendy, San Francisco | By, Ashbury Skies - 4/1/2020

"How one local business woman is adapting to amid the crisis” https://www.ashburyskies.com/blog/2020/04/how-one-local-businesswoman-is-adapting-amid-the-crisis/

 

  • The Profile | By, New York Reporter Polina Marinova - 3/27/2020

"In Times of COVID-19, Fitness Entrepreneur Says Creativity Is More Important Than Ever" - Jessica Rae, owns a fitness and dance studio in downtown San Francisco”   https://theprofile.substack.com/p/in-times-of-covid-19-fitness-entrepreneur


 

  • Rae Studios | By, Jessica Rae, Video By, Andy Blake - 3/27/20 - 6/24/20

“100 Days of SIP” :  https://www.raestudios-sf.com/post/100-days-of-sip

“Our Story, COVID-19:  https://www.raestudios-sf.com/post/ourstory-covid19

“Stronger Together Campaign” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLwGvDa-rLI

 

  • Sweat Report |  4/10/19

http://www.thesweatreport.com/sweat-report/studio-spotlight-rae-studios-san-francisco

http://www.thesweatreport.com/sweat-report/hip-hop-abs-at-rae-studios?rq=hip%20hop%20abs

http://www.thesweatreport.com/sweat-report/rae-studios-expanding?rq=rae%20studios

 

  • Re-Grand Opening of Rae Studios, Expansion | By, Andy Blake 1/5/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dB7Rr9ZgY

 

  • Bold Italic: 2019

https://thebolditalic.com/boutique-fitness-studios-that-are-actually-inclusive-b0c7ab8b29fa

 

  • Hoodline: 2019

https://hoodline.com/2019/08/get-moving-at-san-francisco-s-top-dance-studios

 

  • KBCS:  2016

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/04/20/sassy-burlesque-dances-popularity-growing-in-bay-area/

 

  • 7x7: 2014

https://www.7x7.com/get-fit-with-cardio-dance-and-fitness-classes-at-rae-studios-1786655691.html

 

  • RACKED SF: 2013

https://sf.racked.com/2013/8/16/7653715/racked-sf-hottest-trainer-2013-contestant-10-jessica-rae

 

  • Rae Model & Talent Agency, The Launch 2011 | Video by: Mikhail Shapiro

https://vimeo.com/22000148