Jake was born in San Francisco and raised in Boston, where at 16, he began tap dancing to compliment his athletic and musical inclinations. Tap gave way to ballet and modern dance, and in 2009, Jake mysteriously graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance. Since graduation, Jake has performed in New York and around the world with Armitage Gone! Dance, The Steps on Broadway Ensemble, and TakeDance, to name a few. He has done multiple film, musical, and theatrical projects including "Wind & Tree," a film by Abe Abraham, and "Promise," an experimental theatre piece with Chris D'Amboise and Jed Bernstein. Jake is also a dedicated musician, and a founding member of "The Harmonica Lewinskies," an NYC-based blues/rock band.