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Jess Williams


Jessica Williams trained at London Contemporary Dance School (BA) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire (Transitions Dance Company).


For the National Theatre: Nye (also Wales Millennium Centre); as associate director or associate movement director, The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Beginning (also for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); as movement director, The Boy with Two Hearts

Other theatre includes: as associate director or associate movement director, I Think We Are Alone and The Unreturning for Frantic Assembly on UK tour; Wonderland at Nottingham Playhouse; and Praxis Makes Perfect for National Theatre Wales; as movement director, Lost and Found at Factory International; Around the World in 80 Days for Theatre by the Lake; Celebrated Virgins at Theatr Clwyd; Constellations for NCPA Mumbai; Merched Caerdydd for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the English Theatre Frankfurt; Our Country for The Public, New York; Tuck and A Good Clean Heart at Wales Millennium Centre; and Harder Better Faster Stronger for Hijinx and Frantic Assembly at The Galleri Caernarfon

As director, other productions include: Blood Harmony and Petrichor for ThickSkin; A Walk is Not a Walk for The Lyric, Belfast; and Sorry, I Disappeared (an audio play) for Derby Theatre


(Updated February 2024.)