Jessie Young is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and teacher originally from Port Angeles, WA. She makes work that examines atmospheres and interactions through dance-based physicality, placed inside a legacy of postmodern contemporary choreographers focused on experimental arts, practice and performance. In New York her work has been presented by PAGEANT, The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), Danspace (DraftWork), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, AUNTS, Dixon Place, and The Floor on Atlantic. As a performer and collaborator, she has worked with Tere O’Connor, Abby Z and the New Utility, Beth Gill, Julie Mayo, and Stephanie Acosta amongst others. Young is currently an artist in residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2021-23) and Center for Performance Research (2022). She received her MFA from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and BFA from University of Utah, is on faculty at the American Dance Festival, and will be a visiting professor at Sarah Lawrence College in the spring of 2023.
Classes: Contemporary Movement Practices & Creative Practice + Perception