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Jessica Smith ’17

Jessica Smith ’17 (she/they) is a New York City-based dancer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

She studied at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and London Contemporary Dance School, and received her BFA in dance from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College.

She has performed with companies such as Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More NYC, Vim Vigor Dance Company, ZviDance, and Kizuna Dance.

She continues to teach and set work at schools, festivals, and training programs throughout the U.S. and internationally including: Purchase College, Princeton University, Springboard Danse Montreal (Canada), Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, Peridance Certificate Program, Blois Danse Festival (France), and DanzaMed Temporada Internacional de Danza de Medellín (Columbia).

Jessica is the Associate Director of Arts on Site NYC, a non-profit arts organization, as well as Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Dual Rivet, a highly physical contemporary dance company based in NYC.

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