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




Having recently completed her final season of a critically-acclaimed 11-year run as Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Crash, Jessica Deahr NeVille continues to expand the reach of her accessible, athletic, fusion-based brand of contemporary. 

Deahr's choreography has been featured throughout Crash’s primary season of premier works and National tours, noted locally through Chicago Tribune’s Best in Dance accolades, and recognized nationally with Dance Magazine’s Most Inventive New Work award. Her work has been set in college residencies, on peer dance companies, and selected for Dance For Life at the Auditorium, Chicago Summer Dance at Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park Theatre Series in the Crown Fountain, Chicago Ideas Week at the Harris, and Chicago Live at Navy Pier. Her commercial direction credits include Uniqlo, Cheerios, the World Wildlife Fund and the Chicago Department of Aviation. She recently expanded into musical theater as Assistant Choreographer and Ensemble member for Drury Lane's Fiddler on the Roof and is on faculty for Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.

Photo by Julie Ivens