Jesse has been improvising for 13 years. She started in college with her campus troupe The Dead Parrots Society, allowing her to travel and learn from artists such as mime Bill Bower and stunt trainer David Boushey. Previously she was a Mainstage player and Host at Ryan Stiles: The Upfront Theatre. While there she worked with Jet City in Seattle and Instant Theatre Company in Canada. Living in New York she played and studied with The Pit and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Later living in Los Angeles, she studied at Groundlings and performed at iO West. And then…A career move took her once again across the country, this time to Atlanta! She found a vibrant improv community, and a new family at The Village Theatre.
Her background is varied by geography and style, creating a unique toolkit that she loves to expand. Jesse can be found teaching, coaching, and performing around town with friends from Dad’s Garage to The Robert Mello Studio. With a special eye for game play, physical comedy, and Viewpoints, Jesse can be found playing at VT with her sketch team JKAV, improv teams Marcia Marcia Marcia, The Last Sleepover, and her duo Cruella.