Jessica is an experienced interdisciplinary artist—directing, writing, acting, teaching and working as a voice artist.
She has worked as a Director with shows on the Riverside Theatre Main-stage—currently directing Kinky Boots, having directed Legally Blonde and Wicked and co-directing Shrek the Musical and Mamma Mia!. Jessica also co-directed the world premiere of the Australian play, Bitch, by Wayne Tunks, observed Kate Gaul direct H.M.S Pinafore and was the Assistant Director to Neil Gooding, for the world premiere of the new Australian musical, The Life of Us at the esteemed Hayes Theatre.
In 2021, Jessica was selected to be a member of National Theatre of Parramatta’s (NToP) Page to Stage program with acclaimed Australian playwright, Donna Abela, where she adapted the YA novel Bro by Helen Chebatte (published by Hardie Grant Egmont) for the stage. In 2021 A Baker’s Sweet Tale, co-written with Kay Bell, reached the semifinals in the USA’s ScreenCraft Family Screenplay competition. Jessica’s plays have been performed in the Short + Sweet festival, including works that she both wrote and directed such as One Punch, which reached the Gala Finals. Her writing has also been published in The School Magazine, Just Kidding, HistoriCool, Bumples, Short and Twisted, and U.S Kids Magazine: Humpty Dumpty.
As an actor, she has appeared in film, television, commercials, and theatre. Most recently she performed in Opera Australia’s Il Viaggio a Reims, in the feature film reboot of the award winning web series, Event Zero and has been a voice artist for the highly acclaimed web series, Meta Runner as the antagonist, Belle Fontiere.
After taking part in AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive, Jessica worked as Props Co-ordinator on Riverside Theatres Main-stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia! along with Bloom Creative’s production of Into the Woods and with the props department on Opera Australia’s Attila.
Equipped with a Certificate III in Media (Production) and an ATCL diploma in Speech and Drama, Jessica shares her passion for performance, teaching. She has coached Drama, Musical Theatre, Communication Skills, produced Trop Jr. film—with students placing in the finals, and Sharp Short Theatre—with students winning Best Group Devised Work and Best Performer.