Jess Allen is an aerial dancer and walking artist from Aberystwyth. She uses walking to create unexpected performance encounters in rural landscapes. Originally a biologist, she gained a PhD from Aberystwyth University before re-training in contemporary dance latterly at Coventry University with an MA in Dance Making and Performance. She has worked as landscape officer for local government, dance lecturer (experiential anatomy/improvisation), arts facilitator (AHRC Multi-Story Water) and aerial performer for Blue Eyed Soul (UK/US), Full Tilt Aerial Theatre and EVERYBODY dance.
Her other work is available at:
and an interview describing her practice is available from Talking Walking.