jess pretty is on a quest for pleasure that transcends time and the spaces she claims to reside in. within her research she choreographs, performs, collaborates with other artists (will rawls, katie workum, cynthia oliver, leslie cuyjet, larissa velez-jackson, dianne mcintyre, jennifer monson and niall jones) and teaches her contemporaryTRAP class in new york city where she moved after receiving an mfa in dance and queer studies from the university of illinois at urbana champaign. her free time is filled curating methodologies for living past survival through being as unapologetically black as possible.

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