Jonsey had never seen a belly dancer when she walked into her first class at Arabesque. One class was all it took; she was hooked. She has been studying various forms of belly dance continuously since 2005. She has studied extensively with Sonya and has been an active member of her student troupe Ro-He since 2007. Her love of belly dance has lead Jonsey to study with a wide range of instructors in various belly dance styles such a cabaret, ITS, and tribal fusion.
In 2009 Jonsey competed in the Maqam Challenge Chicago in the student soloist category, winning both 1st place and peopleís choice. Her passion for belly dance has now led her introduce others to the beauty of belly dance. A teacher by trade, Jonsey firmly believes that learning never stops, and itís never too late to learn something new.