Jessica Harris is a educator, movement pattern analyst, writer, oracle and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work lives at the intersection of mind and body.
Jessica Harris is one of only 30 certified Movement Pattern Analysts in the world. She received her MPA certification from Colombia College and additional certification through the Warren Lamb Trust.
As an Oracle, Ms. Harris is the founder of Oracle Acts, providing entertainment for parties and events where she performs and channels answers for guests.
BODY BRAIN KIDS
Jessica's fascination with how movement can be used to teach cognitive skills to children began when she taught in California pre- schools through the Jumpstart program. There she saw that children were mostly taught conceptual skills while sitting still. To explore the possibility for using movement in learning, Jessica began a program at Pomona College for staff children. The success of the program affirmed her vision, and she traveled to India to continue testing her methods. When she returned to New York City, she began teaching regularly in preschools to develop and refine the Body Brain Kids curriculum.
Ms. Harris is a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts and danced with the company for more than ten years. Performances with the company include the Lincoln Center Festival, Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, La Fenice in Venice, Het Musiztheater in Amsterdam, Hong Kong Grand Theater, Sadler’s Wells and more. Ms. Harris joined Shen Wei in choreographing material for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
As dance educator, Ms. Harris has taught numerous dance and performance workshops throughout the US and Europe, and served a one-year teaching appointment in the Dance Department at Pomona College where she introduced a course in Site Specific Performance.
Ms. Harris has a self-designed Master's Degree in Experiential Marketing and the Experience Economy from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University as a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Pomona College.