Jessica Deahr

    Artistic Director

Jessica Deahr is a small town jazz dancer turned big city B-girl whose international performance career has quickly developed into one of the country’s fastest-rising choreography catalogues. Earning a BA in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University, Ms. Deahr has toured Europe, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Mexico, Eastern and Western Caribbean, Canada, the U.S. and South Korea as a dancer and aerial artist. A first-generation student of James Morrow’s concert hip hop “fusion” technique, Jess has held company positions for both Morrow as well as Joel Hall Dance Company under the artistic direction of Joell Hall while “gigging” for print, film, and stage projects ranging from Google & McDonalds to Vanilla Ice & the Betty Ford Foundation. Creatively in 2015-2016, Ms. Deahr’s choreography and direction has been seen across the country in museums, public installations, fashion shows, commercial and independent films, musicals, and for peer theatre/dance companies as well as Crash’s primary Season of premier works.