Jessica was born in Bedford and began dancing at the age of three. She went on to do her full time Performing Arts training at Bodywork Dance Studios in Cambridge.
Since leaving college (a few years ago!) Jessica has enjoyed an extremely interesting and varied career. She has appeared as a vocalist with many different bands over the last twenty years, performing at corporate events which have taken her to some exciting places such as Iceland (the country, not the supermarket!) Tanzania, Greece and Germany. She also appeared as one of four singers in Best of the West End, a revue style show in Qatar, with Strictly Come Dancing winner Caroline Flack. She spent three months as a vocalist on Splendour of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which took her not only to the Caribbean but all around the Mediterranean, so she has been very lucky to see a fair bit of the world!
Theatre credits include: Cassie in A Chorus Line - Cambridge Arts Theatre, Swing/ Dance Captain in Godspell UK tour 2002, Swing/Dance Captain in Summer Holiday UK tour 2003 with the lovely Christopher Biggins, after which she went on to play Princess Jasmine alongside “Biggins” in his production of Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Jessica has also worked extensively as a session singer, performing with artists such as Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, Bobby Davro and Sir Cliff Richard! She can be heard on the original recording of Rockford's Rock Opera, an animated, musical story about a dog called Rockford who accidentally travels to the land of Infinity, a place where all animals are taken after becoming extinct. This has been used worldwide as an educational tool to promote the importance of protecting the environment. It is also very entertaining and was lots of fun to make!
Jessica continues to work regularly as a vocalist and also teaches both dance and singing at various schools and colleges in the UK.
She is thrilled to be back in the show again this year, and would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!