Jesse became a certified teacher of the Martha Graham technique under the mentorship of Peggy Lyman Hayes and Virginie Mecene in 2010. While dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham II, Jesse worked and learned from many first generation Graham dancers. He has since served on the faculty of the Martha Graham School, returning to New York City frequently to teach technique, repertory, and composition at the Winter and Summer Intensives. As a regissuer for Martha Graham Resources, Jesse has staged Helios from Acts of Light (1981) and is currently working on a restaging of Celebration (1934).
Jesse currently serves as an instructor in Dance at Slippery Rock University. Additionally, Jesse has worked as an instructor at the University of Iowa, as Artist-in-Residence at the Marymount School of New York, guest taught classes at the American College Dance Association Festivals (UW Madison and Wichita State University), FORGE Summer Dance Intensive at Slippery Rock University, Franklin and Marshall College, Peridance Capezio Center, Point Park University, University of Buffalo, Dance Exchange in Washington DC, CAP21/Molloy College, and Rockford University. As a teaching artist for the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), Jesse has worked with High School students at international schools in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Moscow, and Shanghai. He completed additional professional studies at the American Dance Festival and the 92 St Y's Dance Education Lab (DEL).