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Jessie Young

I use dance making as a way to distribute my creative practice - choreographic projects utilized for intensive physical inquiry often informed by the imagery produced from material and digital practices in photography and collage. I am interested in dance as a site for self-reflection and expression and how that personal experience folds into ensemble practices. I keep my creative practice alive by working in collaboration with Stephanie Acosta, Raha Behnam, Justin Faircloth, Jason Finkleman, Lea Fulton, Emma Lutz-Higgins and Julie Mayo; by dancing with Abby Zbikowski (Abby Z and the New Utility) and with an ongoing teaching practice with Pilates (Sixth Street Pilates, April Nicole Studios). 

Currently I am a 2017-18 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist. My work has been presented by Danspace Project, FringeArts (Philadelphia), The Current Sessions (NYC), Festival International de Teatro Susana Alexander (Mexico), Fleet Moves Dance Festival (Cape Cod), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (IL), The Domestic Performance Agency (NYC) and extensively in Chicago with institutions such as Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago Dance Crash, and The Inconvenience. I have performed nationally and internationally with artists including The Seldoms, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Khecari Dance Theater, The Moving Architects, The Space/Movement Project,The Space We Make, Julie Mayo, Eric Handman, Stephanie Acosta, Nico Brown, Sara Gurevich and Erin Kilmurray. I received my MFA from the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

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