With a background in movement and dance, Jess began her professional training at Liverpool John Moores and graduated with a BA(Hons) Dance Practices in 2015. Since then, Jess has accumulated a wealth of experience in the creative industry working in a variety of different settings from community arts organisations to educational organisations with lots in between. With a background in site-specific work and multidiscipline performance, Jess has cultivated her skills in drama and theatre facilitation to incorporate aspects of different art forms to create and facilitate work.
Jess's journey with Chol began in 2008 whilst on a year 10 work experience placement from high school. Since then, she has worked as a freelance artist for Chol until September 2018 when she joined the core team. Jess continues to facilitate as an artist on Chol's Imaginary Communities programme as well as delivering workshops and assisting in a range of other projects with Chol.
Jess believes that the arts should be accessible to everyone to inspire self-confidence, unite communities, and empower people through participation and performance.