Actor , EMC | Singer | Entrepreneur
"You can't help it. An Artist duty, as far as I am concerned is to reflect the time." –Nina Simone
Hello all! Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Jess Vann. My site is a jack of all trades for all my creative endeavors! You will get to know me as a performer/actress and as the Creative Director/Founder of Creative Spaces. I am originally from the mitten state of Michigan. I have a B.S in Theater and Interpretation: Acting from Central Michigan University and a M.A. in Training and Development from Roosevelt University.
I am embarking on a journey to live my best life and fully commit to my calling. To fulfill my passion and calling, I have started a business called Creative Spaces. I decided to combine my 10+ years working in the non-for-profit sector; in the education and the after school field, my love for training and development for all sectors, with my theatre background. Creative Spaces is a company that will offer a unique, yet fun approach to Leadership and Professional Development, so that you are able to bring your true authentic self to the workplace! Creative Spaces provides arts based workshops that introduce and enhance your own creative and artistic self, so that you become a more influential leader, as well as KeyNotes.
Some of my professional acting credits include, but not limited to; Kentucky (The Gift Theatre), Billy Elliot: The Musical and 1776 (Porchlight Theatre), Homos, or Everyone in America (Pride Films and Plays); Disaster! The Musical (Chicago Theatre Workshop); ’Story of a Story (The Untold Story)', (Underscore Theatre Company); HAIR: The American Rock Musical and Ragtime (Big Noise Theatre) and Crazy for Swayze: A Swayzical (New Millennium Theatre Company). Active board member with Interrobang Theatre Project and active member for The Chicago Inclusion Project.
Balance is the key to wearing many hats! Thanks for being here. I hope you enjoy getting to know me as Freelance Artist and Entrepreneur who still manages to juggle a full time job, lol!