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Jessica Wright

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Jessica trained at Central School of Ballet, London, before joining D.A.N.C.E., an interdisciplinary programme based in Brussels, Aix-en-Provence and Dresden. During this time she performed with the Forsythe Company in Human Writes and danced in new works by McGregor, Preljocaj and Flamand.

She has restaged excerpts of Company Wayne McGregor works Entity and FAR for Milano City Ballet and Compagnie Grenade (Aix en Provence). Jessica also makes dance films in collaboration with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple, commissioned by Channel 4, Big Dance and English National Ballet (in partnership with TATE Liverpool and Manchester International Festival). Their films have screened at international festivals including FIFA (Montreal), Cinedans (Netherlands), Agite y Sirva (Mexico) and ScreenDance (Sweden). The Try Out was nominated for two awards at IMZ’s prestigious DanceScreen Festival (2016). Curing Albrecht (2017) was commissioned by ENB as a curtain-raiser to Akram Khan’s Giselle and was subsequently shown on BBC iPlayer, Canal+ TV (France) and at the ICA. It was awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ at the New Renaissance Film Festival (UK) and ‘Best Director’ at Portland Dance Film Festival (USA) in 2017. Jessica performed with Company Wayne McGregor from 2008 to 2019.

 

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