MissJessica Denson - an interdisciplinary performing and teaching artist who uses her art-making to facilitate meaningful interpersonal investigations and cross-cultural conversations. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at The George Washington University in the department of Theater and Dance, company member with Contradiction Dance, and House Manager at the Blues Alley Jazz Supper Club. Her original choreography has been presented at the School of Art and Design at George Mason University, in collaboration with faculty visual artist, Elsabe Dixon. MissJessica has facilitated intergenerational, community workshops around the DC metropolitan area including a music and movement workshop the 2014 Nuit Blanche: Congress Heights (sponsored by DCCAH). She currently teaches Early Childhood Creative Movement for the Sitar Arts Center, Takoma Park Early Childhood Development Center, and for Contradiction Dance. Performance experience includes local and national touring presentations of Contradiction Dance’s evening length work, BOUNDARIES; studying and international touring of South African traditional arts and performance with Lesole’s Dance Project; dancing in CRADLE by darlingdance company; in the Truck Touch Ballet by HollyBass360; in (Home)Land: The New Migration by Abigail DeVille & Charlotte Brathwaite (produced for DCCAH’s 5x5: Anacostia); and in HEARD by visual artist Nick Cave (produced for the Kennedy Center’s “Look Both Ways” Festival); and as bandleader/vocalist at Blues Alley, as well as with The Vocal Workshop at Twins Jazz.