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Jessalynn 02 - Wild Wild West Coast Part 2
Nickname(s): Jess
Gender: Female
Born: December 8,[1] 1974 [2]
Age: 43
Height: 5’ 10” (c. January 2018) [3]
Home: Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation: Dance teacher
Studio Owner (former)
Affiliations: Underground Dance Factory (former owner; closed)
Just Dance Co.
Xtreme Dance[4]
Friends and Family
Spouse: Tom Siwa (husband)
Parents: Kathy (mother; deceased)
Children: JoJo (daughter)
Jayden (son)[5]
Siblings: Tessa Medinger[6]
Friends: Kira Girard
Holly Hatcher-Frazier
Jill Vertes
Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni
Mark Meismer
Ashlee Allen
Feuds: Ashlee Allen
Christy Hunt
Abby Lee Miller
Pets: CoCo (dog)
LuLu (dog)[7][8]
BowBow (dog)[9]
Episode Run
Debut: Abby Strikes Back
Last: JoJo Is a No Show
The Best Is Yet to Come (cameo)

  Jessalynn Siwa (née Lombardi)[10] is the mother of JoJo Siwa. She is a dance teacher and studio owner from Nebraska (originally Iowa). Jessalynn and JoJo began starring on Dance Moms early in Season 5.

Along with JoJo, Jessalynn previously appeared in the second season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Contest.

An introductory video for Jessalynn and JoJo from AUDC can be seen on Lifetime's site.

Other Information

  • Jessalynn's mom, Kathy, appears in the episode West Coast Strikes Back. JoJo performs a solo for her grandmother, as she is visiting Los Angeles with Stage 4 colon cancer.
  • Jessalyn owned her dance studio for around twenty years[11] before it shut in 2016.
  • While on AUDC, rivals nicknamed her and her daughter's act as the "Jessalynn and JoJo circus," a play on a Disney program aimed at preschool children.

Filmography and discography

As herself

Year Series Notes
2013Abby's Ultimate Dance CompetitionSeason 2; Mother of contestant.
2015-2016Dance MomsLead. Seasons 5-6

Music videos

Year Song Song Artist Notes
2015"Slay"Nia SiouxCameo
2016"Ease on Down the Boulevard"Todrick HallMinor role. Produced as a commercial for ALDC LA (Video)
2016"Boomerang"JoJo SiwaMinor role

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