Jessica is an experienced interdisciplinary artist—directing, writing, teaching and has previously worked as a actor and voice artist.
She is currently directing Blacklisted as part of the 'Made in Sydney' selection of Sydney and Adelaide Fringe and has been the Assistant Director on Shack for ATYP/Monkey Baa. Jessica has directed shows on the Riverside Theatre Main-stage—most recently directing Kinky Boots and winning a Broadway World Award for 'Best Direction of a Musical', Legally Blonde and Wicked, co-directing Shrek and Mamma Mia! and the world premiere of the Australian play, Bitch, by Wayne Tunks. She observed Kate Gaul on H.M.S Pinafore and was the Assistant Director to Neil Gooding, for the world premiere of the new Australian musical The Life of Us, at the esteemed Hayes Theatre. In 2023, Jessica was the drama director for Pulse Alive at the Ken Rosewell Arena.
This year, Jessica has been selected as one of five participants in Playlab Theatre's Transmission Program with playwright Kathryn Marquet. In 2021, Jessica was selected to be a member of National Theatre of Parramatta's (NToP) Page to Stage program with playwright, Donna Abela, where she adapted the YA novel Bro by Helen Chebatte for the stage.
Jessica’s plays have been performed, including works that she both wrote and directed for the Short + Sweet festival, such as One Punch, which reached the Gala Finals. Her writing has been published both nationally and internationally in The School Magazine, Just Kidding, HistoriCool, Bumples, Short and Twisted, and U.S Kids Magazine: Humpty Dumpty.
As an actor, she has appeared in film, television, commercials, and theatre. Most recently she performed in Opera Australia's Il Viaggio a Reims, in the feature film reboot of the award winning web series, Event Zero and has been a voice artist for the highly acclaimed web series, Meta Runner as the antagonist, Belle Fontiere.
Equipped with a Certificate III in Media (Production) and an ATCL diploma in Speech and Drama, Jessica shares her passion for performance, teaching. She has coached Drama, Musical Theatre, Communication Skills, produced Trop Jr. film—with students placing in the finals, and Sharp Short Theatre—with students winning Best Group Devised Work and Best Performer.