Jessica Pettitt

Jess Pettitt is a dance artist residing on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Boorloo/Perth) working across improvisation, performance, research, and choreography. Jess graduated from WAAPA’s Bachelor of Arts (dance) in 2020, which included a semester exchange at Purchase College in NY in 2019. In 2021, she graduated from LINK dance company, where she achieved first class honours.

Performance highlights include collaborations with Resonant Fields, Mark Haslam’s Beta, Aisha Samat’s the Flowers Wilt, Bernadette Lewis’ Bloody Hawaii, Didier Théron’s Shanghai Bolero and Stephanie Lake’s Colossus for Perth Festival 2020. Jess was also nominated for a PAWA award for Outstanding Newcomer for her performance in Archives of Humanity choreographed by Raewyn Hill for Perth Festival 2021. Choreographic highlights include developing a new alongside Nadia Priolo for shortcuts 2022 and further developing this in Hidden movements 2022.

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