Jessica Pretty: Choreographer/Dancer
Los Angeles, CA
What Moves You?
“want! I want more times. I want relationships. I want the feeling of unconditional love and support. Too often we are put down, given the scraps, not given anything at all. Too often we work our asses off to constantly get second place. I want us to exceed group expectation, to exceed groupness. I want (to) support. I want to be a part of something bigger than me. Bigger than us.”
Jessica Pretty is a New York based dance artist, choreographer and teacher. She received her MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Queer Studies minor. Pretty has performed in works by Will Rawls, Jennifer Monson, Niall Jones, Cynthia Oliver, Abby Zbikowski and more. She has presented work at panoply performance lab, the CURRENT SESSIONS, three ACDA conferences, the Emerging Artists Concert Series at Green Street Studios, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Pretty is a Fresh Tracks artist in residence at New York Live Arts.
Photo Credits: Paul B Goode, Becky Ferrell, Corey Melton, Jessie Young