Jessica has been an active member of the entertainment industry for over 20 years as an actor, teacher, writer and director.
She has worked as a director with shows on the Riverside Theatre Main-stage, as an Assistant Director on Wicked, Cats, and Miss Saigon, later Co-Directing Shrek the Musical, Mamma Mia and Directing Legally Blonde. In addition she co-directed the world premiere of the Australian play Bitch, by Wayne Tunks and assisted on Birdie’s production of Fame.
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, Trop Jr. film—with students placing in the finals, and Sharp Short Theatre, with students winning Best Group Devised Work and Best Performer.
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 several times in the NSW School Magazine, Just Kidding, HistoriCool, Bumples, Short And Twisted, and U.S Kids Magazine: Humpty Dumpty.
After taking part in AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive, Jessica has been Props Coordinator on Riverside Main-stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia and Bloom’s production of Into the Woods.
As an actor, she has appeared in film, television, commercials, and theatre. Most recently she performed in the feature film reboot of the webseries Event Zero and has been a voice artist for a new animated webseries Meta Runner from Glitchy Boy Productions.