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Jessica Burr has been honored with the 2019 Kennedy Center ACTF Commendation for Distinguished Leadership, First Prize at the 2016 Secondo Festival (Switzerland), the 2011 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award, and NY Innovative Theatre Awards including:  Outstanding Production, Choreography/Movement, and Caffe Cino Fellowship Award among eight total nominations. She was a featured panelist in the 2016 Brave Summit, a forum of women leaders, experts, and scholars to drive cultural change.


The founding artistic director of Blessed Unrest with whom she has directed and choreographed over 20 productions (13 world premieres), she directs, choreographs and teaches at theatres and universities around the world. 

More detail on background and offering as both a director and educator is available by clicking the button below.

You can also click here to listen to a recent podcast in which Jessica outlines her approach to direction and teaching.

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Kennedy Center teaching award, 2019

Jessica Burr has been honored with the 2019 Kennedy Center ACTF Commendation for Distinguished Leadership, Region 7.




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