Member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA
Jessica has performed various roles as an actor, dancer and singer on television, film, and in theatre.
Her first independent film project, "when skies are grey", directed by Lucas Ruderman, is based on the novella, "Secret Places" by Brittany Mae. Jessica produced the film, wrote the screenplay, cast and performed in the film. The film is in a festival run. Dates are listed on the official page.
Recently, she performed the lead female role in the music video, "Throw You Out" by the up and coming band, Back2Zero. Her most recent film projects have included "Riding with Sunshine" and "Moment in Time (still in post production)".
For Black History Month, she performed as a lead in the play and Docudrama, "Freedom Summer" based on the 1964 true story of the Civil Rights movement.
Notable past theatre performances include a performance in an off-Broadway production of new plays, where she originated the role of Jeannette, in “Taking Care”, written by Greg Keller, of LAByrinth Theatre Company and known most recently, for his role in “Wit” on Broadway. She made her Elmwood Playhouse Debut in "A Time to Kill" as the sassy young lawyer, Ellen Roark.
Additionally, she has produced, written, directed and performed in staged readings of original one act plays in The Root Collective's "The Nomad Series", presented at Bank Street and Cherry Lane Theatres, for which she was a founding member of the emerging, 30 member not-for-profit collective of artists.
She has studied acting throughout college and post college. She studied Meisner Technique for two years under Alan Gordon, and continued studying her craft with scene study and Master Classes with Howard Meyer, David Deblinger and Charles Goforth.
In addition to her acting training, she is classically trained in ballet, has studied modern and jazz and danced in the corps de ballet with Kozlov Dance International, performing classical and contemporary works in New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean. She is an affiliate member of the Royal Academy of Dance, studied with the RAD for a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, and is a licensed Silver Swans teacher.