Jess and Morgs’ films have been shown on Channel 4, BBC iPlayer, Canal + and internationally at festivals including FIFA (Montreal), Cinedans (Amsterdam), Agite y Sirva (Mexico), Screendance (Stockholm) and San Francisco Dance Film Festival (USA). Their work has been screened at Sadler's Wells, King’s Place, on large scale pop-up screens in Trafalgar Square and The London Southbank.
Curing Albrecht (commissioned by English National Ballet in association with MIF) had over 150k views and 3k shares in its first weekend online and was subsequently hosted on BBC iPlayer and Canal+TV. To date, it has won 7 awards at International Film Festivals, including Best Dance Film 2017 at New Renaissance Film Festival (UK), Best Director at Portland Dance Film Festival (USA) , and the Audience Award at Barcelona’s prestigious Choreoscope Festival.
Jess and Morgs have been making films together since 2005. They have a particular interest in the dancing camera, the malleability of time through post production technology and the use of surrealist imagery and humour to provoke new ways of thinking about the traditional art forms, making work that is relevant today, and to new audiences.
Jessica trained at Central school of Ballet before she was selected to join D.A.N.C.E. (an interdisciplinary programme under the direction of Wayne McGregor, William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj and Frédéric Flamand) from 2005 to 2007. During this time she performed as a guest dancer with the Forsythe Company and the Ballet Preljocaj, and danced in a new creation, Memeri, by McGregor.
A member of Company Wayne McGregor since 2008, Jessica has toured internationally and been part of the creation of Entity, Dyad 1909, FAR, UNDANCE and most recently Atomos. As a teacher she has delivered creative learning workshops for WM|RD at schools, universities and professional companies worldwide. She regularly teaches company class for WM|RD and has also taught for DV8, Central School of Ballet, Milano City Ballet, and at The Place. She recently reset McGregor’s Entity on Josette Baiz’s Compagnie et Groupe Grenade. Jessica is currently being mentored by Jan Younghusband under Dance UK’s Dancers’ Mentoring Scheme.
Morgann is a freelance choreographer from London. Morgann has created work for Northern Ballet, Ballet Central, English National Ballet, Ballet Ireland, BBC Young Dancer, The Print Room, Images of Dance, Curve Foundation Dance, Wilton's Music Hall, Images Dance Company and Royal Ballet participation.
As a movement director her credits include; Assistant choreographer to Annie B Parsons for 'Lazarus' (Dir. Ivo Van Hove) Persuasion (Dir.Jeff James) Random/Generations (Dir.Tinuke Craig)
Morgann has performed as a dancer for Ballet Ireland, English National Ballet, Rosie Kay Dance Company and the Curve Foundation. She trained at Central School of Ballet and London Contemporary Dance School. She was selected for Dance East's Rural Retreat for Future Dance Leaders, Wayne McGregor's DanceLines and Northern Ballet's Tell Tail Steps.