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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. Before starting her entrepreneurial journey, Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Speech and Communication.

Jessica’s career started with pageantry, earning titles including, Miss World Peace, Miss San Francisco Bay Area, Miss Congeniality, and Miss Hawaiian Tropic, and practicing piano and dance. Her emphasis has been on public speaking with a mission to support the arts, specifically making dance accessible to everyone. As a talent in the commercial and entertainment industry, Jessica has been seen on billboards, magazine ads, and TV for brands such as Muscle Milk, Fitbit, Acura, Facebook, and 24hr Fitness. She has also worked with artists such as Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, Too Short, and Bebe Rexha. In 2022, Jessica was a Preliminary Panelist for the Miss America competition.

As a young adult, Jessica built a business model that combined the dance studio and talent agency as a way to support dancers – offering job stability, commercial opportunities, and income. This has allowed both emerging and established artists to grow and build a network in the San Francisco market. Since 2011, the agency has housed over 150+ working professionals who have been featured in various print and film productions. Meanwhile, Rae Studios, a full-service dance studio, provides group classes, studio rentals, corporate wellness and private lessons.

Jessica knew at an early age that creating a home centered around dance can foster inclusivity in regards to race, gender, body types, and movement. Both the agency and dance studio embody this mission daily – educating instructors, students, and clients around social inclusivity and the need to support local artists.

Besides working as a talent agent for clients including Netflix, Fever, HBO, Comcast, and NBC, Jessica is currently teaching weekly classes at Rae Studios and Equinox, and working as an on-screen talent.

  

@jraesf | jraesf.com

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