Bio: JESSICA JENNINGS is the founding Board President for Ripple Effect Artists (REA), a 501(c)3 stage and screen production organization. Jessica received a B.F.A. from The University of the Arts. She has managed multi-million dollar retail at Rockefeller Center and at Grand Central for L’Occitane; and she interned in Development at Spanish Repertory Theatre. Her development has won grants for three theatre groups in NYC, and she has been intrinsic to developing REA’s “talk-back” events, bringing master speakers such as James P. Clark (World Technology Summit), and Charlotte Walker-Said (Assistant Professor of Human Rights and International Law, John Jay College). She is an accomplished, award winning actor and director for Shakespearean productions in NYC, receiving multiple Jean Dalrymple Awards as well as a Princess Grace Nomination. She has danced internationally, and was an off-camera dance coach for Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Cherry Jones, and William Hurt in M. Night Shyamalan’s film "The Village," 2003.
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