Jessica Wallenfels

Jessica Wallenfels

Choreographer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cymbeline; The Heart of Robin Hood

In three seasons at OSF: Love’s Labor’s Lost, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Romeo and Juliet

Other theatres: New York: Speed Hedda (La MaMa E.T.C); Canard, Canard, Goose (The Civilians); original works (HERE Arts Center, PS 122, WAX, Danspace, University Settlement, Culture Project). Regional: Performer/choreographer, Famished (Portland Playhouse); director/choreographer, original works (Portland Center Stage/The Gerding Theatre, The Actors’ Gang); choreographer, Dancing at Lughnasa (Seattle Repertory Theatre); The 39 Steps, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Beard of Avon, Twelfth Night (Portland Center Stage); Gracie and the Atom, Distracted (Artists Repertory Theatre); Ainadamar (Tanglewood Music Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall); Private Eyes (The Old Globe Theatre); Nowhere to Run (Mark Taper’s New Works Festival).

Other credits: Directs, performs and teaches with her company Many Hats Collaboration; associate artist with Cornerstone Theater Company and has been guest director/choreographer at Willamette University, Pacific University and Portland Community College. 

Teaching: Two-time educator with the California State Summer School of the Arts (2011–12). 

Education: BFA, California Institute of the Arts; Dell’Arte International.