Contemporary | Artist Faculty for Studio Wayne McGregor
July 1 – July 7
Jessica Wright (she/her) trained at Central School of Ballet before joining D.A.N.C.E. directed by Wayne McGregor, William Forsythe, Frederic Flamand, and Angelin Preljocaj. Following her time with D.A.N.C.E, Wright went on to dance with Company Wayne McGregor for 11 years, creating roles and touring internationally. She continues to work closely with McGregor, frequently touring with his company as Staging Director and re-staging his work on international companies including Hungarian National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, and The Royal Ballet.
In addition to her work with McGregor, Wright directs and choreographs work in collaboration with Morgann Runacre-Temple, the work collectively known as Jess and Morgs. Together, the duo has made numerous dance films and interdisciplinary stage productions. Their work has been featured on Channel 4, BBC iPlayer, TATE Liverpool, the Venice Biennale, Edinburgh International Festival, and at Sadler’s Wells. Most recently, the duo’s version of Coppélia, choreographed for the Scottish Ballet, won the 2023 UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography, and was nominated for a South Bank Sky Art Award.
As a teacher, Wright has taught for companies and schools including DV8, Rambert, Central School of Ballet, Milano City Ballet, The Place, and Trinity Laban. In 2020, Jessica was sponsored by Studio Wayne McGregor to be a part of the Freelance Task Force, established in order to address the issues facing freelancers in the dance sector.
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