Jessica Anthony is a performer, choreographer, and educator who is interested in the ways dance empowers us to tell our stories, create community, and practice new ways of being in the world. From 2004-2010 she performed nationally and internationally with Jane Comfort and Company and dabbled in her own choreography, showing works at The Field (2006) and Invisible Dog Arts Center (2010). She received her BA in Dance from The University of Washington in 2003 and her MFA in Dance with an emphasis in choreography from the University of Iowa in 2013. Her main area of research involves using dance as a tool for social engagement and inviting undergraduate students into the process of facilitating, creating, processing, and performing. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Iowa and serving as a co-director of Dancers in Company and the Undergraduate Program.