Jessica Jobaris

Author: Jessica Jobaris
Credits: Tim Summers

 Jessica Jobaris has been choreographing and performing for over 20 years throughout the EU and across the US and Canada. She's lived and worked in Berlin, San Francisco, and New York City, but calls Seattle home. As a performer, she has had the honor of dancing for notable choreographers Mark Haim, KT Niehoff, Maureen Whiting, Scott/Powell Performance, Salt Horse, and Carr Mixed Media. In Berlin she worked for Jess Curtis/Maria Scaroni, Felix Ruckert, and Kirsten Burger for German MTV. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts and Anna Halprin's Tamalpa Institute, Jessica continues to study in the US with Miguel Gutierrez, Anna Halprin and Tere O'Connor. In Berlin, she studied with Martin Spangberg, Robert Steijn, Felix Ruckert, and Rosalind Crisp.

Jessica has shared her choreographies on stages big and small, in schools across America, studios and festivals in Europe, and in WA state prisons. From 2004-2009, Jessica was Co-Artistic Director of CorpusCorpus Movement Association, a multi-media performance art company funded by city, state and corporate sponsors. From 2007-2015, she was the movement director for Freehold's Engaged Theater Tour, and has been guest instructor of dance at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Pacific University, University of Utah, Gage Academy, The Evergreen School, and Velocity Dance Center. In 2011, Jessica launched General Magic, a collaborative dance-theater collective that nurtures risk, mystery, absurdity, sensation of the body, and emancipation through imagination. Her current evening length work, A Great Hunger, premieres in Seattle at On The Boards, March 16-19, 2017.