Jessica’s training began at the age of five at Tiptoe school of Performing arts before commencing her musical theatre training at Leicester College of Performing Arts (LCPA). Whilst training Jessica played such musical roles as Val in ‘A Chorus Line’, Miss Jones in ‘How to succeed in business without really trying’ and Alexandra Spofford in ‘Witches of Eastwick’. After graduating in 2013, Jessica successfully auditioned for Royal Caribbean Productions as Lead Vocalist/Dancer and continued to travel the world performing for three consecutive contracts. On Jessica’s return to London, she succeeded in gaining the UK Tour of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ as on-stage Alternate Millie and Ensemble and was then offered to play the leading role as Millie at the Avalon theatre in Canada, Niagara Falls. Jessica was then lucky enough to play the leading role of Billie Bendix in the UK premiere of Gershwin’s ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, where she received glowing reviews and was nominated for ‘Best Lead Female in a musical’ at the 2018 OFFIE awards.
Most recently, Jessica has been working with Arlene Philips in the brilliant all skating shams hit musical Andrew Lloyd Webber, Starlight Express as a Swing. Where she covered and performed over six female roles including Pearl, Dinah, Carrie, Coco, Joule & Wrench. Jessica has also had the pleasure of performing on LIVE television as Dinah during her time at Starlight, debuting Starlights newest song ‘I am me’.
Jessica has always been surrounded by the musical theatre spirit and thanks her parents for showing her what passion, love and hard work can achieve.
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