Jessica is a Perth-based artist and educator who enjoys a diverse presence within the arts and education communities. Jessica 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 Co3 Contemporary Dance’s WA Dance Makers Project (2018), the 2014 National Architecture Convention, and WAAPA’s Link Dance Company, with performances in Perth and Montpelier, France. Jessica has also performed multiple works for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre since 2013, including a 2016 National Tour of The Little Prince.
In 2018, Jessica was a choreographic facilitator for Co:Youth’s Project NEXT, as well as Lead Teaching Artist for Co3 Contemporary Dance’s Co:Dance workshop. A passionate teacher of contemporary, ballet and creative dance, Jessica has led regional and metro workshops for STEPS Youth Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, Country Arts WA, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Co3 Contemporary Dance, as well as a range of schools across the metropolitan area. Jessica also ran the organisation NuDance for five years, a dance school for very young and enthusiastic movers.
Jessica holds a Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) and worked as a classroom teacher in remote, regional and metro schools before becoming a mum last year. In 2019 Jessica joined Co3 Contemporary Dance as Youth and Engagement Associate.