Jerisse Bolton Grantham
Ms. Jerisse began dancing at the age of 2 under her mother Jeffie Jean Bolton. Her passion, and the love of tap, began while studying under many of the "tap greats" (Savion Glover, Debbie Dee, Al Gilbert, Henry LeTang, Brenda Buffalino, and Germaine Salsberg). Her tap choreography has won many high point and grand champion awards at regional and national competitions. Her tap production, "A Tribute to Savion", was a grand champion winner and recognized by Savion Glover himself. Jerisse is a dance faculty member of both Tulane and Louisiana State University. She is also a member of Dance Masters of America and a former President and Miss Dance of her own Dixie DMA chapter. Jerisse volunteers her time to the Big Buddy Program, participating as one of their professional dancers. She and her celebrity partners have won the 2015, 2018, and 2019 Dancing for Big Buddy show. Jerisse's passion for life is through her dancing.