Jessi Stegall is a dance-theatre artist, applied ethicist, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been an artist-in-residence at Boston Center for the Arts, Harvard ArtLab, National Parks Service, Windhover Performing Arts Center, and was recently featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” (2022) alongside her close collaborator, Ilya Vidrin. Her choreographic work has been featured at the Dance Complex, Motion State Dance Film Festival, Cambridge Art Association, and Boston Arts Consortium for Health. As a dancer, Jessi has performed works by Raja Feather Kelly, Jill Johnson, Ilya Vidrin, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Mariel Pettee, and Jamila Glass. In addition to her work in dance, Jessi holds an M.S. in Bioethics from Harvard University, a B.S. in Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University, and is an alumna of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
This is Jessi's first time choreographing for RIWCP.