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Jessie Young

Jessie Young is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and teacher originally from Port Angeles, WA. She uses dance as a way to integrate movement training and exploratory structures to craft containers for dis/orientation, atmospheric awareness, and embodied imagination. She has been an artist in residence at New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), Brooklyn Studios for Dance (NY), The Floor on Atlantic (NY), and Centrum (WA). As a performer, she has had the pleasure of working with Abby Z and the New Utility, Julie Mayo, Beth Gill, Stephanie Acosta, Khecari Dance Theater, Same As Sister, and Kendra Portier, among others. She is currently dancing with Tere O’Connor. Jessie has been on faculty at Rutgers University, Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival, Mark Morris Dance Center, and Gina Gibney Dance Center. In addition, she has taught master classes and leads workshops at Bard College, Pieter Performance Space, Beloit College, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Base: Experimental Arts + Space (Seattle), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she recently received the Beverly Blossom/Carey Erickson Alumni Award for 2021. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) and Center for Performance Research (CPR). She has a virtual Pilates studio, JessieYoungPilates.com. Artist website: Jessie-Young.com

Classes: Contemporary Practice & Making Dances

Photo by Whitney Browne