Jersey Maniscalco was born Michelle Maniscalco in Runnemede, New Jersey. She started dancing when she was 3 years old and hasn't stopped since.
Jersey's life has not always been a smoothe road. She was kicked out of 3 different schools for fighting and was arrested for weaving in and out of traffic because she was eating a chocolate bar.
Jersey's dance career first started as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles but it was not until she began freestyle dancing and dancing in clubs that she started to get noticed.
Prior to appearing on MTV's 'Dancelife,' she worked for Jennifer Lopez as a back up dancer and when she was asked to join Jennifer's new show she accepted.
Jersey currently resides in West Hollywood with her dog Poncho.