Jessica Deahr - headshot of a white woman with sandy blond/brown, shoulder-length hair. She has blue eyes, is wearing a lavender shirt, and is smiling at the camera




Jessica Deahr is a dancer-turned-director with an eclectic choreography catalogue. Jessica has toured Europe, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Mexico, Eastern and Western Caribbean, Canada, the U.S. and South Korea as a dancer and aerial artist. Now in her 11th season as Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Crash, Deahr's choreography is featured throughout Crash’s primary Season of premier works as well as on peer theatre/dance companies such as C5, Visceral Dance Chicago's Solus, and Chicago Tap Theatre.

Recognition for Jessica's direction and choreography in evening length works includes “The Final Stage” (Chicago Tribune Top 10 dance 2021)  “Lil Pine Nut” (Chicago Tribune Best in Dance 2019), “Bricklayers of Oz” (Dance Magazine Most Inventive New Work 2017 and Chicago Tribune Best in Dance 2017), and “Gotham City”(Chicago Tribune Best in Dance 2012). Her repertoire works have been featured in Dance For Life, Chicago Summer Dance, Millennium Park Theatre Series, Spring to Dance, Stomping Grounds, and national tours while her commercial direction credits range from Uniqlo to Cheerios.

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