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, Charlie Newell, Kevin Newbury, and Carl Andress, artist Michael Counts, as well as writers Charles Fuller, Eisa Davis, Norah Ephron 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 recent 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, Maria Stuarda at Houston Grand Opera, Life Is A Dream (World Premiere) at Santa Fe Opera, Monodramas, and Mose in Egitto at New York City Opera, Carousel at Glimmerglass Festival, and Anna Bolena at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Upcoming projects include The Manchurian Candidate and Carmen at Minnesota Opera, Maria Stuarda at Seattle Opera, as well as Norma at The Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, and the Canadian Opera Company.   Jessica is also a resident design instructor with the Binghamton Summer Musical Theatre Workshop, a pre-professional training program for high-school students.  
photo credit: corey weaver