Next Level Dancing, LLC

Next Level Dancing is dedicated to promoting high-quality dancing resources—books, workshops, coaching, dresses, Saving Grace kits, and more—to help competing and social ballroom dancers sharpen their mental games, reach their dancing goals, and embrace their dancing joy. Next Level Dancing offers a variety of training and coaching programs—from one-on-one to group sessions—that incorporate tips, tools, secrets, and strategies from the worlds of ballroom dancing, sports psychology, personal development, and business management. We provide our clients with the skills necessary to maximize the joy of ballroom dancing.


Jessika Ferm, Founder, Author & Executive Coach

An award-winning executive coach, Jessika Ferm took her first ballroom dance lesson in 2009. Within four short years, she earned several distinguished Pro/Am awards including the World Pro/Am Bronze Rhythm Champion at the Ohio Star Ball and United States Bronze Rhythm and 9-Dance Champion at USDC. As her passion for ballroom grew, Jessika founded Next Level Dancing. Jessika uses her expertise as a master-level executive coach to help ballroom dancers take ownership of their dancing journeys and create successful outcomes.

Author of Competing Like a Pro: Spotlight Strategies to Help You Shine On and Off the Ballroom Floor and The Ballroom Dance Coach: Expert Strategies to Take Your Dancing to the Next Level, Jessika is a go-to resource for dancers worldwide. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Jessika now calls Columbus, Ohio home. To learn more about Jessika Ferm, read her professional bio.


Jenny Wilkinson, Director of Marketing

Jenny Wilkinson is an avid amateur ballroom dancer and joined Next Level Dancing in 2012 as the Director of Marketing and Embrace Grace Dresses. Previously the Assistant Registrar at the Columbus Museum of Art, she joined the team with a passion to help dancers look and feel their best. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and uses her exceptional people skills to ensure that each client receives personalized service. Jenny’s desire to build a solid foundation has helped Next Level Dancing develop into a successful dance resource center. Whether you are looking for a book to balance what you learn in your dance lesson, or are interested in consigning or renting a dress from Embrace Grace, Jenny can provide you with everything you need to take your dancing to the next level. Contact her at or 614-557-3716.


Jamie Wells, Executive Assistant

Jamie Wells joined the team at Next Level Dancing after a successful career assisting executives and leaders at organizations such as Abercrombie & Fitch and several renowned Columbus law firms. She earned her Masters Degree in English from The Ohio State University and brings a wealth of professional experience to both Next Level Dancing and J.Ferm in her role as the companies’ Executive Assistant. Jamie is also an avid ballroom dancer and competitor and took her first ballroom lesson in 2009. Jamie is passionate about assisting all of Next Level Dancing’s current and future clients with anything from book orders to rental dress fittings. She can be reached at 614-441-8972 or