About Us

I moved to Whitewater after graduating from UW-Whitewater in 2012. After my last child, I suffered complications and emergency surgery was necessary. I was left with an extreme change in my mobility. I have been a life-long dancer and even though my professional career
as a dancer ended 20 years ago, I worked hard at maintaining my flexibility. 
I began dancing at the age of 3 and focused on Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. When I moved to Wisconsin at the age of 22 from California, I joined Milwaukee Ballet. I soon had a family and slowly left the professional scene.
I never stopped dancing, and as a UW-Whitewater student, I participated in the dance program and separately, helped form a belly dancing group at UWW. We won several competitions.
After my injury, I lost my flexibility and strength seemingly overnight. I was unable to reach anything on the floor. I could not bend forward, nor could I kneel. I fell into a depression and knew the only way back, for me personally, was dancing… specifically Ballet because of its slow
and gentle progression. After searching for over 2 years, I decided to take matters into my own hands and open a dance studio for myself and the rest of those in our community who also love to dance.
By profession, I am a scientist and have always had an affinity towards light and how the Sun directly affects our molecular biochemistry; and being a Texan with a last name that means “Sun”, the only logical name was: En Fuego or “On Fire”…. to dance! And of course, my
favorite: the FireBird Leap!!

We offer a variety of children and adult classes: from fun styles like Belly Dancing and Zumba®.
These classes are sure to make you sweat! We offer Adult Ballet and Stretch – perfect for beginners looking to add strength, flexibility, and grace to their regime- plus learn a little French!
Children’s classes include the traditional Tap, Jazz, and Ballet trio.
Our goal is to create a space where people can come and experiment with movement in a safe
and friendly environment that meets the needs of each individual.
Dance is for Everyone.

Jessica Solis, 
En Fuego Ballet, LLC