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. Having received instruction through the Royal Academy of Dancing ballet curriculum, she has received marks of distinction on all of her children’s and vocational ballet examinations. 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.