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YouTube and Podcast
Success With Jess.
Dance Moms
Nickname(s): Jess
Gender: Female
Born: December 8, 1974 [1] [2]
Age: 47
Height: 5’ 10” (c. January 2018) [3]
Home: Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation: Success with Jess Podcast
Dance teacher
Studio Owner (former)
Affiliations: Underground Dance Factory (former owner; closed)
Just Dance Co.
Xtreme Dance[4]
Friends and Family
Spouse: Tom Siwa
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
Abby Lee Miller
Gianna Martello
Stacey Ketchman
Yolanda Walmsley
Ann Colin
Ashley Hosbach
Joanne Paolantonio
Michelle Georgiana
Tricia Farrar
Feuds: Ashlee Allen
Christy Hunt
Jeannie Quinn
Pets: CoCo (dog)
LuLu (dog)
BowBow (dog)[9]
Episode Run
Debut: Abby Strikes Back
Last: Making a Splash in Pittsburgh

 Jessalynn Siwa (Lombardi)[10] is the mother of JoJo Siwa. Originally a dance teacher and studio owner from Nebraska (originally Iowa). Jessalynn and JoJo began starring on Dance Moms early in Season 5. In recent news, Jess has her own podcast and YouTube called Success with Jess.

Along with JoJo, Jessalynn previously appeared on 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

  • Her zodiac sign is a Sagittarius.
  • 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 down 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
2013 Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Season 2; Mother of contestant.
2014-2019 Dance Moms Lead. Seasons 5-6, Cameo. Seasons 4,7, Guest. Season 8

Music videos

Year Song Song Artist Notes
2015 "Slay" Nia Sioux Cameo
2016 "Ease on Down the Boulevard" Todrick Hall Minor role. Produced as a commercial for ALDC LA (Video)
2016 "Boomerang" JoJo Siwa Minor role

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