Jessie Baffa, T.C.R.G. and owner of the Baffa Academy is a professional Irish dancer who performed and toured the world with Michael Flatley's original show 'Riverdance' since 2005. She was accepted into the show right out of high school and continues to perform with the show a few times a year. She also toured with Michael Flatley's 'Lord of the Dance' and 'Feet of Flames'.
Jessie had the honor of performing in Radio City Music Hall with Riverdance, performed with Olympic ice skaters on NBC for the show 'Riverdance on Ice', on the Late Late Show with James Corden, and on The Today Show in New York City for St. Patricks day in 2016. She was also selected to teach at the largest, most popular Irish dance summer camp, Camp Rince Ceol, where she taught and critiqued hundreds of dancers in small classes throughout a three week period.
Now 30, Jessie began dancing at the relatively late age of 12 for Stephen Masterson in Cambridge, England, where she lived for six years. She then moved back to the United States to live in Fredricksburg, Virginia, where she danced for the Broesler School of Irish Dancing, who is based out of New Jersey.
In 2008, she won the title of All Ireland Champion, and placed second at the World Championships. Jessie placed top five at the World Championships several times and held the title of Southern Region Oireachtas Champion for six consecutive years. She also placed top five at the North American National Championships four years in a row.