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Movement Director

Jess is a UK based Movement Director, Director and Choreographer originally from South Wales.


Most recently Jess has been working at The National Theatre on ‘The Boy with Two Hearts’ and ‘Ocean at the End of the Lane’. As well as Theatr Clwyd, The Wales Millennium Centre and Theatre by the Lake, amongst others. 

Jess works closely with Frantic Assembly as an Associate Director and Creative Practitioner.  Credits for Frantic include  ‘I Think We Are Alone’ and 'The Unreturning' as Associate Director and The National Theatre’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ as Associate Movement Director.


Jess is also an Associate artist of ThickSkin 

As an experienced workshop leader and teacher she has led workshops and masterclasses all over the world in devising and physicality.

Current projects include:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane,National Theatre, UK Tour

Around the world in 80 Days, Theatre by the Lake and Hull Truck 

The eight-strong ensemble emulating everything from framed portraits to steam engines, under the excellent movement direction of Jess Williams. - The Guardian 

This is one of those productions whose pace wit and imagination you just want to bottle - British Theatre Guide 

Movement Director Jess Williams has done a superb job choreographing multiple scenes depicting journeying. Within minutes of the play starting the audience as given a thunderous round of applause precisely because of this. It was a cracking opening - Northern Arts Review

Around the World in 80 Days - Theatre By the Lake 

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