Jessica is one of the most kind, down to earth, and kinetic people that we could have ever asked to join our community.
One night after visiting her dad at the Lafayette Hotel, she noticed Finest City Improv’s sign and considered it a literal one from the universe to get into a class here. She signed up that night on the spot!
She has completed all core classes, Conservatory, musical improv, and clowning. She is also one of 2017’s newest coaches.
Improv for her is part of a spiritual journey, helping her continue to grow, and meet people that support her on the way.
Learn more about Jessica’s journey, her inner child, and why being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference.
Watch a short video introducing Jessica here:
In Her Words:
I was a student at Finest City Improv, and now I’m just part of the community. I jumped right into improv, because I walked up and I just felt like it was so ironic that I was just telling my dad that I wanted to take acting classes.
Hey, then I just felt like the stars aligned for me to be here. It’s been a really healthy creative outlet that I– it’s hard for me to find other places in life that’s so accepting and warm to have that safe space in. I grew up being really quiet and having trouble speaking as a child.
For so long, I just … hiding behind my notebook or my paintings and things like that instead of expressing myself physically. Now I just feel like it’s just a whole part of myself that I didn’t really know before. The choices that are making are the right ones.
And then certain things started to opening up and just saying yes to opportunities. It’s an amazing community, amazing art form to discover and there’s so much freedom with it cause there’s no script and you can just be yourself. It’s really a blessing.
My improv motto is to go with the flow and ride it out. And trust yourself and connect with your scene partner, and trust that it’s fine just the way it is.
This article is part of the Community Spotlight Series highlighting our amazing students, teachers, and performers.
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