Graduating with degrees in both dance and psychology, Jessica Jahn danced professionally in NYC before beginning a career in design.  She has had the opportunity to work on various projects with directors such as Tina Landau, Tommy Kail, Francesca Zambello, Charles Randolph Wright, Kevin Newbury, Michael Cavanaugh, and artist Michael Counts, as well as writers/composers Charles Fuller, Eisa Davis, Norah Ephron, Kevin Puts, Jake Heggie, Mark Campbell and Charles Busch.  
 
Because of her background in dance, Jessica’s interest and knowledge of movement is always an underlying current in her design work; helping not only the dancer, but any performer to establish absolute comfort in their mobility and physical expression.   Along with this, her understanding and respect for the rehearsal process allows Jessica to work with each cast member as an individual with needs specific to character and person.  
 
Some of the projects that she has collaborated on include: Love, Loss and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre, Die Mommie Die!, at New World Stages (Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award), Once On This Island at Papermill Playhouse, One Night...(World Premiere) at The Cherry Lane, Life Is A Dream (World Premiere) at Santa Fe Opera, Monodramas, and Mose in Egitto at New York City Opera, Carousel at Glimmerglass Festival, Anna Bolena at Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Manchurian Candidate (World Premiere) and Carmen at Minnesota Opera, Maria Stuarda at Seattle Opera, as well as Norma at The Gran Teatre de Liceu. Upcoming projects include, Dead Man Walking at Washington National Opera, Moby Dick at Utah Opera, and Norma at the Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago.   Jessica is also an Adjunct Costume Design Professor with Brandeis University’s Theatre Arts Dept.  
 
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