My name is Jessica Ward, I am 22 years old and I am a freelance dance artist based in Leeds and Manchester.
I have achieve an MA in Dance Performance and Professional Practices through the post-graduate dance company called Emergence artistically direct by Joss Arnott alongside the University of Salford. Through past professional experiences and my educational study, I have gained a range of transferable and useful skills that I can take into the industry and my career as a freelance dance artist, performer and choreographer.
Dance is my passion and I love how it can connect with everyone no matter how different they may be.
Alongside my dance and performance I am a gymnastics coach and have a wide background in acrobatics gymnastics and have been involved with Leeds gymnastics club, gaining such knowledge within dance and gymnastics has made me realise that there is a divide between the worlds of dance and gymnastics through research, I'm going to create a plan to smooth the dividing line between the two as I believe this is something that is needed to drive both forward.
As well as performing I also greatly enjoy choreographing dance works one piece that I choreographed with the help of 7 amazing dancers I took them to perform at Leeds Gym Fest 2017 at First Direct Arena in Leeds in front of over 4000 people. This is only one of the many achievements I have.
With Emergence post- grad dance company 12 dancers including myself toured 2 piece of contemporary dance work around the UK and after graduating i have been touring an outdoor family friendly piece of work by Kapow circus dance theatre.
I have been lucky to already work with some amazing choreographers, musicians, photographers and would love to expand my connections through collaborations and new projects.
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Dance Performer - Kapow Dance Circus Theatre
May 2019 - Present
Gymnastics Coach - Leeds Gymnastics Club
Jun 2013 - Present
Farraday Street - Dance Film
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
Dance - Masters - Emergence post-grad dance company- University of Salford
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019
Dance - BA (hons) - University of Salford
Sep 2015 - May 2018
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