Jess Fry is a performer, dancer, singer, actor, teacher, and physicist. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jess currently is based in New York.
She began her training at Menlo Park Academy of Dance and Bay Area Dance School in California. She continued her training at summer programs including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The School at Jacob’s Pillow (Musical Theater), The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and American Ballet Theater. She has won numerous awards including the title of Miss Dance of America 2015, Youth America Grand Prix 3rd Place Classical Variation, and Performer of the Year at Encore National Convention. Jess was also honored to receive the Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts in 2015.
Jess attended Stanford University pursuing a degree in Physics and Theater. In addition to dance, she is passionate about physics, conducting research at CERN on the ATLAS experiment and SLAC national laboratory on the LZ experiment.
In the fall of 2017, Jess made her broadway debut in M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang, directed by Julie Taymor, choreographed by Ma Cong, and staring Clive Owen. Jess can also be seen in this season of the hit TV show, the Americans. Other performance credits include Jerome Robbins Broadway at the MUNY and Mamma Mia at Pioneer theater. Jess most recently performed in the first national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the ensemble and understudying Veruca Salt.