Jess is a Brighton based dance artist who has been working in youth arts in Brighton for twelve years. She was awarded a BA(hons) degree in Dance at the University of Chichester in 2008, where she focussed on teaching technique, improvisation and community arts. Jess has wealth of experience teaching and facilitating workshops in schools and youth groups in East Sussex, and undertook training with Chickenshed as part of Brightonshed's first project "...Threads...". She has worked for South East Dance and Brighton and Hove Performing Arts, teaching their Youth Company Cre8crew and supporting young people with additional needs as part of Young Movers. Jess and has also performed in and devised work for the Brighton Fringe, and toured work at Glastonbury Festival with the Carrot Collective. Jess came on board with Brightonshed during its conception in 2009 and took on the role of Artistic Director in 2016. Her passion to see a fully inclusive theatre company in Brighton is finally being realised in Brightonshed.