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 City dance collective. She has always felt a deep connection to her faith in God and dance. Combining a spiritual foundation with an investigative, and experimental practice she aims to change hearts, inspire ideas, and fuel creativity of both her collaborators and audience.  

See their latest film here.