Jessica Miller Tomlinson

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Jessica Miller Tomlinson graduated from The University of NC School of the Arts with a BFA in Contemporary Dance. She was a dancer, choreographer and assistant Rehearsal Director for Thodos Dance Chicago from 2005-17, during which time she performed and toured both nationally and internationally. She is currently working as a freelance choreographer and teacher. Jessica has choreographed for DanceWorks Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Idaho Dance Theater, Dance in the Parks, The Andy Warhol “Silver Clouds” exhibit at the MCA, Dance For Life 2017 and Visceral Dance Chicago among others. She was the Grand Prize Winner of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s  A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009. Her work has been presented at the Auditorium Theatre, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and The Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival to name a few. She currently serves as a Faculty member for the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Youth Program and was Adjunct Faculty for Northern Illinois University the past two years. In addition, she serves as the Ballet Mistress for Chicago based company Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. 

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