Jessie YoungFresh Tracks 2017-18 Artist
Jessie Young uses dance making as a way to distribute her creative practice – choreographic projects utilized for their immediacy and intensive physical inquiry, often informed by her ongoing interest in the material and digital process of photography and collage. Based in NYC as a choreographer, teacher and dancer, she keeps her creative practice alive by working in collaboration with Stephanie Acosta, Raha Benham, 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 at Sixth Street Pilates and April Nicole Studios. Her work has been produced in Chicago (IL) Philadelphia and Harrisburg (PA) New York City (NY) Puebla (MX) and Cape Cod (MA). She has performed and collaborated with artists including ALEXA GRÆ, Khecari, The Seldoms, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Saiko Kino, The Chicago Moving Company, Sara Gurevich, The Space We Make and The Moving Architects. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.