Jessica is a 7 time Broadway veteran, director & choreographer currently living & working in Los Angeles. She was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of Bandstand where she played Jo & understudied & performed the lead role of Julia Trojan. She was also in the Broadway revival of EVITA starring Ricky Martin where she understudied & performed the title role of Eva Peron, as well as staring as the Cassie alternate in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Other Broadway credits include The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman & the original Broadway companies of The People In The Picture, 9 to 5 the musical & The Addams Family. She is featured on 5 original Broadway cast recordings. Jessica has numerous regional & NYC stage credits including City Center Encores! & the NY Philharmonic as well as touring nationally w/ Cats & Fosse. Jessica has also made numerous television appearances including five Tony Awards telecasts, Dancing w/ The Stars, The Kennedy Center Honors, Letterman, The View & Good Morning America.
Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Tony Award winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bandstand, In The Heights) as both a performer & an associate choreographer. Since appearing in Bandstand on Broadway she has transitioned to directing & choreographing.
Most recently she co-directed, choreographed, wrote & starred in Performing w/ the Pros for the California Schools for the Arts. She directed & choreographed The Addams Family (Broadwayworld.com Regional Award winner for Best musical, direction, choreography) & Hairspray at Florida State University. As well as Sweet Charity at Orange County School of the Arts (Macy Award winner for Best Choreography & Spirit of the Macys). Jessica also choreographed the high school premiere of Jasper in Deadland at OCSA.
Jessica has taught workshops & masterclasses all over the country, most notably for The Performing Arts Project, The Broadway Artists Alliance, Broadway Workshop, University of California Irvine, & Florida State among many others. She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Florida State University & hails from Jupiter, Florida. Jessica lived in NYC for 14 years before she & her husband made the cross-country move to sunny LA! With the endless love & support of her family, friends & her rock, Greg, Jessica has followed her life passion to open hearts & minds through storytelling.