To expand Dance Education to people of all abilities by providing equity, accessibility, inclusive resources and exposure to the tools of Visual and Performing Arts for the purpose of self development. We strive to unite people from different backgrounds through the arts to grow in social emotional skills. We serve the community through performing arts classes, programs, performances, outreach events, collaborative projects and services that help bring forth our purpose.
What We Do
We serve the Santa Clara & San Benito Counties through:
- Dance classes
- School Partnerships
- Community Outreach Events
- Inclusive and Bilingual programs that serve undeserved populations
- Community Performances
Veronica Vasquez: Founding Director
Veronica, a San Jose Native, is passionate about the art of dance and connecting people socially and emotionally through movement.
Her background includes being trained through the City of San Jose Recreation Department, opening a dance studio at the age of 19, teaching artist and program developer for various organizations. She has collaborated with numerous organizations by helping open up and develop lasting dance enrichment programs that have benefited hundreds of at risk, Latino and special needs youth and adults. A true advocate of the arts and social emotional learning for special needs and Latinos. She has a B.A. in Mass Communications and Dance from CSUEB, a Certified Personal Trainer with specialty certifications in fitness.
She is the creator of Moves Made 4 Me™ and La Quinceañera Dance Program™, and is the founder of DanceMinds LLC. She believes that change in communities start from shifting mindsets!
Raymond Garcia: President
Raymond Garcia, President of JMM Dance Co., is known for his balanced business acumen. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from San Jose State, double minor in computer information systems and early childhood mental health, plus a certification with CTEC tax preparation.
Through his well-rounded personality and diverse work experience he is able to relate to almost anyone. His empathy for others is what sets him apart in the office world.
His past roles include Sales Manager, Children and Teens Dance Studio Director, Clinical Scheduler for multiple regions and County Case Manager Welfare Specialist.
Ray has overcome financial adversity; he was the first person in his family to graduate from college and debt free!
As a compassionate father of a child with special needs he realized that his assets are best served developing companies and organizations that uplift others and yield positive community benefits. He is excited to be part of the development and impact of JMM Dance Co.