A SELECTION OF PAST PROJECTS, CLASSES & PERFORMANCES
DANCE This / Digital Series / Health & Wellness / Pre-recorded Yoga JUN 27 - AUG 9, 2020 / Students 13-21 years old DANCE Thisis a summer training opportunity for youth and young adults from ages 13-21 to immerse themselves in dance. STG will combine the DANCE This Intensive and DANCE This Camp at Centrum into a 6-week digital series, featuring classes and teachers from both programs. The program will feature rotating digital dance classes in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, Bollywood and more. Every week, two pre-recorded dance classes will be released to participants, featuring two experience levels in most classes. Participants will also receive at least two free bonus sessions. The DANCE This Digital Series offers: * 12 rotating genre dance classes, with two experience levels available. Learn over 20 routines! * Two bonus sessions: Health & Wellness: Yoga, Meditation, Stretch & Strength, and more! (pre-recorded) Livestreamed class featuring rotating teachers held on Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST YOGA WITH JESS / Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am / SEPT 14 - DEC 14, 2019/ JAN 25 - MAR 14, 2020 Velocity Dance Center / Kawasaki Studio / 1621 12th Ave Seattle $18 drop-in / $60 4-class card / $112 8-class card Join me in the studio! I'm thrilled to be offering a weekly class in the footsteps of the great Kathleen Hunt. Build your flexibility, strength and stamina in artful and engaging physical classes. Explore the great ocean of awareness through breathing, meditation and refinement of your alignment and energy during this liberating vinyasa practice!
THE TEMPEST/DEC 11, 2019 4:00 PM&DEC 12-13, 20197:30 PM Founders Theater / 8000 25th Ave NE Seattle Can you believe this is the 12th musical I've choreographed for the Fine Arts Dept. at UPrep!?! The performance features US and MS Play Production students in a highly anticipated joint performance this December. Come celebrate the magic of Shakespeare with this talented group of students.
HYPERNOVA / Confetti /JUL 20, 2019/8:00 PM Yaw Theater / 6520 5th Ave S Seattle $25 at the door / $20 advance Join us in celebration our five year anniversary party as a company. Featuring live performances of new and past works, a silent auction, an amazing raffle, a champagne toast and fun dance party! Come dance the night away with HYPERNOVA!
Summer at Gage / Yoga, Bollywood Dance & Dance Trends of the Decades /JUL 1-19, 2019 / Students 6-11 years old Gage Academy of Art / 1501 10th Ave E Seattle Join me in three week long kids' art and movement camp at the Gage Academy of Art. Practice yoga to build your flexibility and focus. Discover the excitement of Bollywood dance and song through movement games and choreography. Build confidence and strength as you learn to dance with skill and expression. Each week will end with a culminating performance!
HYPERNOVA/ Bitter Suites /NOV 8-11, 2018/8:00 PM Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Ave Seattle $20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 / $50 Patron Bitter Suites mixes fact and fantasy in a coming of age story that celebrates the nostalgia of growing up. Imaginative movement, music, text, and visual design intersect in a dreamy, pastel landscape. This bittersweet story follows five performers as they examine their own memories surrounding the inevitable transition from childhood innocence to self-aware adulthood. Iconic imagery and references from late 20th century pop culture heavily influence the costume, lighting, and set design. The original score meshes classical structure with instrumentation prevalent in the 80’s and 90’s.
ASSASSINS /NOV 16, 2018 4:00 pm&NOV 17-18, 20187:30 PM Founders Theater / 8000 25th Ave NE Seattle Check out this amazing US Play Production featuring talented high school students in a highly anticipated performance this fall. Assassinscombines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins.
The show reveals the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
Andrew Schneider/ AFTER / OCT 25-27, 2018/8:00 PM On The Boards / 100 W Roy St Seattle $30 week of / $26 Advance AFTER is a mind-bending performance examination of what constitutes a single life and the endless possible outcomes at the precise moment of death. AFTER combines intense light and sound effects with a physical performance that seamlessly integrates a rapid-fire flow of text blending pathos and humor with intelligence and vulnerability. Through the use of various theatrical devices -digital effects and pulsating sensory extremes- there emerges a poignant, shared consciousness about perceiving where we are, how we got here, and what comes AFTER. . THE FALL KICK-OFF / SEPT 30, 2018 / 8:00PM Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Ave Seattle $20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 / $50 Patron Relive the best moments of 2018 and preview what's to come in 2019 in this evening of acclaimed dance works, micro-performances and micro-brews! This is the official kick off to the Seattle Dance Season; come celebrate with us! I will be performing with HYPERNOVA in an excerpt of Rainbow Fletcher's work Eleven Eleven which premiered at NWNW at OTB this past June.
Summer at Gage/ Bollywood and Yoga / AUG 13-17, 2018/ Kids 6-11 years old Gage Academy of Art / 1501 10th Ave E Seattle Join me in a week long kids' art and movement camp at the Gage Academy of Art. Discover the excitement of Bollywood dance and song through movement games and choreography. Build confidence and strength as you learn to dance with skill and expression. Practice yoga to build your flexibility and focus. The week will end with a culminating performance! Show off your new dance skills for your parents and friends.
Travel and Study in India / Recharge: Faculty Summer Experiences Grant / JUL 2018 I have been awarded a grant to study yoga and meditation in Rishikesh, Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj and Varanasi this summer! The Recharge program recognizes the connections among lived experience, personal enrichment and excellence in teaching. The grant offers faculty members the opportunity to pursue their passions, refresh their sense of purpose and enrich the student educational experience.
Legally Blonde /DEC 7-9, 2017/7:30 PM Founders Theater / 8000 25th Ave NE Seattle "Omigod, Omigod You Guys!" This incredible and fun show features students in the Upper School Play Production class singing, acting AND dancing. To quote Elle Woods, "What, like it's hard?"
Pina Bausch Foundation's Nelken Line Project /OCT 2017 Early this fall I danced in a video remount of the classic Nelken Line walking choreography by Pina Bausch. The project features production and co-direction by Jessica Jobaris and Jessica Chung. The work has been shared with participants from all over the world on the Pina Bausch Foundation's Vimeo channel. You can also check it out on my vids page! Scroll down to see!
THE FALL KICK-OFF/SEPT 16, 2017/7:30 PM Velocity Founders Theater / 1621 12th Ave Seattle $20 ($25 at the door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 / $50 Patron “If you’re looking for a sampler of the Seattle dance scene . . . you can’t do better than Velocity’s Fall Kick Off!” — THE SEATTLE TIMES Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season. The Fall Kick-Off is one of Velocity’s most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of Seattle’s contemporary dance scene. Re-live the best performance moments of 2017 + preview what’s to come in 2017/2018. I will be performing a portion of Bitter Suites with Rainbow Fletcher's HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company,