is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. He attended North Carolina School of the Arts for high school, graduating in 2010 with a concentration in contemporary dance. Upon graduating, he attended The Juilliard School until 2012, when his circus and physical theater career took over. Jake is an alumni of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and of Circus Warehouse, with concentrations in hand balancing and contortion. Jake has toured world wide with dance-illusion company MOMIX (artistic director Moses Pendleton), and was featured in shows “Alchemia” and “Viva MOMIX Forever”. He performs and teaches locally for Winston-Salem Festival Ballet under artistic direction of Gary Taylor.