Honest Origins

Strong Foundation

Jasmine E. Taylor is the owner and instructor of Jazz E Fitness and Dance (Jazz E FaD). For years she dreamt of having her own dance studio incorporating her faith yet nothing took root until nearly seven years ago. Originally named Relyse Christian Dance Company (R.C.D.C.) serving the East Valley community, she started making the dream real but not without adversity. After a few hard years of set backs and trials of life, Jasmine's faith renewed which led to clearer vision for her future. The studio was revitalized into what it is today: a reflection of the graces and struggles that continually increase her passion for dance and sharing the joy of dance with others. So no matter what level of experience or what set backs you’ve had in life, all are welcome at Jazz E FaD. To God be glory! 

 

Get to know the owner

Humble Artistry

Jasmine E. Taylor, a Baltimore, MD native, has been a participant of the arts nearly all her life. She has performed in plays and commercials, modeled in runways and print, and danced in many concerts. She began formal training in gymnastics at age five which led to ballet and pointe, jazz, tap, modern, and liturgical (praise) dance. In 2009 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College of Columbia, MO. The following year she joined Full Circle Dance Co. in Baltimore, MD. Afterwards, she relocated to the Phoenix, AZ area and danced with AZ Dance Group for a Christmas season. A few years later, she taught a seasonal ballet/ jazz dance class at the YMCA and went on to create the Instruments of Praise Dance Ministry at the Shield of Faith. Over the next several years, Jasmine taught and/or performed at community events such as: IOP Dance Ministry Recitals, All God's Children (AGC) Collector's Club Dance Workshops in Tempe, Juneteenth in the Tempe History Museum and MLK Day Talent Show in Phoenix. She is and will continue to be a student and teacher of dance as well as offer her knowledge, skills, jazzy personality and faith to her work. She hopes to help inspire the next generation of dance enthusiasts and dance professionals in the Valley of the Sun.