Fox Puppeteer/Ensemble/Puppet Engineer –
Jessica is excited to be back on The Rose mainstage especially bringing this beautiful show fox friend to life. She is originally from Maine and has been involved in professional theater since the age of 3. Jessica holds a degree in early childhood development and education with a theater arts focus as well a voice, instrumental, fine arts, puppetry, writing and photography. She loves teaching and working with students, sharing the joy and passion that theater, especially musical theater can bring to them and their community. Jessica is an award-winning puppeteer and has been the voice for commercials and videos in the Omaha Metro area as well as worked on shows for CBS and the Discovery Channel. Jessica is a fiber artist, designer, and educator and when not directing, designing, writing, puppeteering, or on stage. Jessica is mom to two amazing artistic daughters, Jules & Jocey, and wants to thank family & friends for always believing in her & allowing her to dance amongst the stars!
You may have seen her on stage, assistant directing, or back stage for shows here at The Rose, such as The Sound of Music, Up and Away, It's A Wonderful Life, Penguin Problems, Elf the Musical, Ella Enchanted, Bucket Of Blessings, The Cat In The Hat, Go Dog Go, Thumbelina, Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, Curious George and The Golden Meatball, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, Babe The Sheep Pig, Huck Finn and Good Night Moon! She is an ensemble member for Kerfuffle TVY and the puppeteer and voice behind the award winning Professor Durham for a weekly virtual show, Museum LIVE! at the Durham Museum. Jessica is super excited to also be bringing her award winning theater for the very young sensory adventure show "Firefly" to the Rose this spring!