Jessica Bennett is a Helen Hayes nominated actor, singer, dancer and coach/teacher currently working in the D.C. area. She graduated from Ithaca College with her B.F.A in musical theatre and has found success as a performing artist in the industry since doing so. She has traveled the world singing as lead for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and graced several stages around our nation. Her performance credits include: Off Broadway, the Kennedy Center, Millbrook Playhouse, Ford’s Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, Olney Theater, Signature Theater, Toby’s Dinner Theater, Keegan Theater, Artscentric, and Stillpointe Theater. Being a performing artist herself, she brings current and nuanced techniques to her students of all ages. In addition to teaching the “nuts and bolts” of acting, Jessica also teaches her students how to incorporate physicality to specify intent and develop character. In exciting lessons, she blends fundamentals and physicality to create a learning environment that encourages self-confidence and exploration of actor uniqueness and individuality. Her goal is to build strong, confident, self-sufficient actors, storytellers and public speakers.