Jess is a Perth-based artist and educator who enjoys a diverse presence within the arts and education communities. Jess is a founding member of Perth collective Unkempt Dance and has choreographed, produced and performed award-winning works with Unkempt both locally and nationally. This includes commissions to make and present work for the 2014 National Architecture Convention (WA) and WAAPA’s Link Dance Company with performances in Perth and Montpelier, France.
Jess has also performed multiple works for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre since 2013, including a 2016 National Tour of The Little Prince. A passionate teacher of contemporary, ballet and creative dance, Jess has led regional and metro dance workshops for STEPS Youth Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, Country Arts WA, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and The Contemporary Dance Company of Western Australia (Co3), as well as a range of schools across the metropolitan area.
She currently runs the organisation NuDance which caters to very young and enthusiastic movers. Jess holds a Graduate Diploma of Education in primary teaching and currently works as a primary school teacher at Cloverdale Primary School, and Therapy Assistant at the Autism Association of WA.
We welcome Jessica as one of our teaching artists for the Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble