Artist, Arts Professional, Arts Organization, Non-Arts Organization
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Jessica Chen is a dancer, choreographer, inspirational speaker and Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT, Inc., a modern dance company based in NYC. She holds a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara.
J CHEN PROJECT, Inc. explores identity politics, cultural traditions, and modern globalization in relation to Asian and American culture and experiences through multidisciplinary, experimental performance works for dance viewers and youth participants of its ancillary pre-professional Mentorship Program. The Company tours throughout the Northeast reaching over 800 audiences each year, and has received 28 commissions to teach and perform at universities and performing arts venues across the U.S.