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Jessy Crist (she/they), from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, began her formal dance training at the age of 15, at Capital Area School for the Arts. Jessy graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Montclair State University in 2019. While at Montclair State, Jessy performed works by Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro and Smith, Christian Von Howard, Joshua L. Peugh, and Robyn Mineko-Williams.
Jessy has worked professionally with Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Shcraiber, Alan Lucien Øyen, Dimitri Chamblas, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Company (Las Cruces, NM), and VOID Movement Project (Turkey). They joined LA Dance Project as a guest artist for the 2022-2023 season, under Artistic Direction of Benjamin Millipied.
As a freelance artist, Jessy creates their own work in collaboration with multimedia artists. Her dance film, GYPSUM, has screened at Dare to Dance in Public - Dance Film Festival in Los Angeles, Queer Spectra Arts Festival in Salt Lake, UT, and LIFTOFF NYC Film Festival. GYPSUM has previously been selected as an installation for Currents: New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM. Jessy has previously been a space grantee at Motive, Brooklyn, and is a collaborator with visual artist Cortney Andrews.
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