My creative work focuses on projects that align my yoga practice with creative writing, artistic expression and performance in schools, theatre organizations, arts institutions and for public presentation. I am a classically trained CAEA professional actor, with experience directing, writing and performing for theatre across Canada. I have been developing programs for school age children that connect yoga and theatre through storytelling, sensory exploration and yoga asana (pose work).
For further information and to book a program that connects Yoga and Theatre for your school (grades k-12), please view The Nanaimo Art Gallery’s brochure for the TD Artist in Schools Program. ( page 21. )
Most recently I had the opportunity to perform in a new Canadian play Secret/e, by Jessie Award winning playwright Rick Waines in Victoria BC. Read more about this play that explores themes around the criminalization of HIV. (page 19)
‘Jessica brilliantly combines her strengths as a storyteller and actor to lead yoga classes that communicate her knowledge and passion for the Iyengar tradition. Empathetic, funny, and expertly able to adapt to meet the individual needs of her students, Jessica challenges learners at all levels to work hard and push their boundaries, while creating an environment that is enriching and supportive.’
– Julie Bevan, Executive Director. Nanaimo Art Gallery