Jessie Smith is a US based choreographer, performer, filmmaker, designer, and musician. She is the Artistic/Administrative Director of Dead Bird Movement, a modern dance and film production company. Since being founded in 2005, Dead Bird Movement has earned acclaim as an ambitious, exciting, young company. It has presented numerous live dance/music works and screened its experimental short films across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

In addition to her work with Dead Bird, Smith is Co-Director of Marion Walker, a music/visual art collaboration with Kyle Walker Akins. She is also the choreographer and a performer for Saint Genet, an experimental performance company. Prior to that, Smith was a founding member of Implied Violence, Saint Genet’s predecessor company, and was their choreographer and an ensemble member. Smith has also had the pleasure of dancing for Dayna Hanson, Locust, SOM (Sonic/Optic/Movement), and LeGendre Performance.

For more details see Jessie Smith's Curriculum Vitae.

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