Movement artist, choreographer, teacher, Pilates and yoga instructor, wife and mother; these are just several of the titles for Jessica Lynn Fox. For the past fifteen years, she has worked alongside her husband and staff to revitalize a 1923, 15,000 sq. ft. vaudeville theatre. With a vision to create an educational learning environment to support performing arts in Huntington, West Virginia. Currently housing a 500-seat main stage theatre, 4 movement studios, a Pilates apparatus studio, boutique, administrative spaces, and a costume shop, the space continues to grow. Balancing the intense energy it takes to run a performing arts space, she continues to perform and train as Fox has committed herself to lifelong growth in body, mind and soul.
Fox has had the privilege and pleasure to work/study/and perform with many choreographers and collaborators including Troika Ranch, Mark Zanter, Steve Hall, Brigid Burke, Danahbella DanceWorks, Gina Gibney, Tere O'Connor, KDNY Dance, City Dance Ensemble, Travis Gatling, Maura Keefe, John Bohuslawsky, Lisa Ford Moulton & Marina Gobins Walchli and more. In 2008, Fox appeared as a soloist in the independent film "Distortion", with Executive Producer Danilo Lola Ilic. In 2016, Fox and film artist Josh McComas produced "Before I was a Baby", which was featured in the RadFest Film Festival as well as the Appalachian Film Fest.
Fox has presented/performed work: RadFest (Kalamazoo, MI), Jack Guidone Theatre (Washington, DC), Greenberg Theatre (Washington, DC), Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre (NYC), Eleanor D. Wilson Museum (Roanoke, VA), Gooseroute Dance Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD), Joan C. Edwards Theatre (Huntington, WV), Huntington Museum Of Art (Huntington, WV), Memorial Auditorium (Athens, OH), various other performance spaces.
Fox holds a MFA in Dance from Hollins University in collaboration with the Forsythe Company, and the University of Frankfurt (2017). She received a grant to study at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in 2002, was awarded a field study grant to research contact improvisation in 2003, and obtained a BFA in dance from Ohio University in 2004. Honored with an endowment from the state of Maryland as an individual artist in 2005, she also went on an extensive course of study to became a certified Pilates Apparatus Instructor. Fox taught on faculty at The Washington Ballet from 2005 – 2006 and began a 501C-3 dance company in Washington, D.C. while also becoming a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, and years of study and training in Reiki. Moving on to complete her teaching certification with American Ballet Theatre from 2012 - 2014, Fox is honored to have received numerous arts grants to date from the states of Ohio and West Virginia. Fox is continuing her research on touch, memory, and intuition which began through a mentorship with K.J. Holmes (NYC). Fox has taught as Ballet Faculty for the West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, as well as the choreographer for the Musical Theatre Performing Arts Camp at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV, and the HART production of "The Little Mermaid". She is continually evolving, growing, changing, and moving....