Jessica was recently nominated for a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography for her work on SILENCE! THE MUSICAL at Studio Theatre in Washington DC. The award ceremony will be held in Washington on May 23, 2016.
February 8 & 9, 2016 - Jessica choreographed selections from 'TIL DEATH DO US PART at the Overtures Series at Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY, book by Caroline Prugh, music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, directed by Kent Nicholson.
February 21, 2016 - Jessica directed a reading of the new musical TRIVØYA GOLD, book by Alana Jacoby & Scotty Arnold, lyrics by Alana Jacoby and music by Scotty Arnold at the People's Improv Theater, NYC, featuring Jeremy Kushnier, Becca Ayres, Charlie Pollock, Mariand Torres & Sam Tedaldi. Jessica also previously directed a selection of TRIVØYA GOLD at The Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 Presentations.
February 2016 - Jessica is currently collaborating with singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber on concert staging and movement direction, who opened for the Gin Blossoms on Feb 12 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ.
March 2016 - Jessica is currently choreographing the new musical ELLA ENCHANTED at First Stage in Milwaukee, WI, running April 1-May 1. Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, the musical features book & lyrics by Karen Zacarias and music and additional lyrics by Deborah Wicks LaPuma, and is directed by John Maclay.
Jessica also served as movement consultant for Janelle's upcoming "Sunny Days" video and collaborated with Janelle on her concert staging and movement for Lollapalooza 2015.
May 2015 - Jessica developed The 9/11 Report, a new play with music, book by Redish, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and additional material by Matt Moses & Oron Stenesh. A workshop of The 9/11 Report was presented to the public at The Music Theatre Company.
January 2015 - Jessica conceived, co-directed and choregraphed OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE: AN EVENING ABOUT RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S ALLEGRO written by Scotty Arnold. OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE was created with the support of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization at Ravinia Festival's Bennett Gordon Hall on January 31, 2015.