Jessica began her training at the Dance Consortium in Tunbridge Wells and went on to do a three-year musical theatre course at Arts Educational (Chiswick), winning the Harmer Smith Student of the Year Award. Theatre credits include: Ruth/first cover Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK tour); ensemble in Carousel and playing the role of Carrie in over 50 performances (UK tour); Mary/dance captain in Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour); Fred Astaire: His Daughter’s Tribute (London Palladium); Lady Brighton/cover Sally in Me and My Girl Eastbourne); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Lowestoft, Tunbridge Wells and Mansfield); Sleeping Beauty in Sleeping Beauty (Blackpool Grand); Princess in Jack and the Beanstalk (Hayes); numerous appearances at Perth Repertory Theatre including: Carousel, Cinderella and Dick Whittington (all as ensemble/dance captain); Tiger Lily in Peter Pan – the Musical (Tunbridge Wells); Jill in Mother Goose (Bath); Lofty in Follow the Star (Weymouth) and as ensemble/ dance captain for many pantomimes including: Aladdin and Peter Pan (Tunbridge Wells) and Pinocchio and Peter Pan (Inverness).
Jessica has done several voice-overs for radio and her television appearances include: The National Lottery:
Dreamworld and Children in Need (both for the BBC). She has also performed extensively as a soloist in
cabarets, which include Help a London Child at the Mayfair Hotel and West End Night in Maidstone, where she was
invited back to appear in Five Voices and One Piano at the Hazlitt Theatre.
Jessica reprised the role of Ruth in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, this time in the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where she also played Milly numerous times. She then went on to play the part of Peggy Sawyer in the UK tour of 42nd Street; Tzeitel in the UK tour of Fiddler on the Roof, and Kathy Selden in the UK tour of Singin’ in the Rain.
After another panto season as Peter Pan in Malvern, Jessica is delighted to be tapping down 42nd Street again!