B I O

 photo by Samantha Ruby

photo by Samantha Ruby

Jessica Ray is a native of Oklahoma City, OK, and holds a B.F.A. in dance along with a minor in media studies from Stephens College. Following an exciting internship in video at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, she's been working in New York City for the past 5 years as an independent contractor creating high quality video content for dance companies in the city through Nel Shelby Productions. Jessica has also had the pleasure of working with companies like: Galex Media, Essence Magazine, BET, The Harlem YMCA, Teen Vogue, The Awakening Movement, and The New York Public Library.

Dance into Deliverance

Jessica is the artistic director and producer of Dance into Deliverance, a faith based New York dance collective. She has always felt a deep connection to her faith and dance. Combining a spiritual foundation with an investigative, and experimental practice she aims to inspire ideas, and fuel creativity of both her collaborators and audience. 

Jessica has been producing works within her company, Dance into Deliverance since 2013. Through Dance into Deliverance, Jessica has performed and showcased her work for the Dixon Place Under-Exposed Festival, Amalgamate Dance Company's Artist Series, Sans Limites Dance Company's Winter Showcase, Six Degrees of Separation showcase, The Awakening Movement, along with other festivals and events. Her dance films have screened in festivals in Brooklyn, New Jersey, and Atlanta and Texas. 

See their latest film here.