Jesse DeSoto

DeSoto, Jesse Jesse DeSoto

  • 2006 California Open American Rhythm Champion

  • 2006 Indiana Challenge Open American Rhythm Champion

  • 2005 St. Louis Star Ball American Rhythm Champion

  • 2005 Crystal Ball American Rhythm Champion

  • 2005 Cleveland Dancesport Champion

  • 2005 United States Dancesport Championships World Mambo Finalist

  • 2004 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star American Rhythm Champion

  • 2003 Nevada Star Ball Rising Star American Rhythm Champion
  • Jesse has been dancing with current partner Jackie Josephs for four years.

    Unlike most of his peers in the ballroom world Jesse started dancing very late in life and relies more on his raw talent and steely determination rather than decades of training and experience. It wasn't until he was 19 and looking for a job did he stumble across what was to become his true calling. His mother persuaded him to answer a newspaper ad looking to train inexperienced dancers for three months and the rest is history.

    Discovering he had a gift, he put his all into becoming a professional dancer and only seven years later he is an American Rhythm champion as well as being a top instructor.