NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Jess was raised in Shepparton and spent her childhood developing a love of performing, inspired by her older sister. She started dance and singing lessons from a young age and participated in every school musical and choir.
In 2008 Jess signed up for a youth theatre company in her local area, Initial Stages Theatre Company, where the real fire for live theatre was lit inside her. Whilst completing her high school studies, Jess spent all her spare time dancing and singing, rehearsing for upcoming shows and gigs.
Before studying at NIDA, Jess completed a full time musical theatre course at Showfit in Melbourne. At NIDA Jess has developed a strong passion for physical theatre and stage. As a passionate performer, Jess is itching to work and collaborate with fellow artists.