JESSICA DIMAURO MARKS
Jessica DiMauro Marks, a New York native, is a modern dance choreographer invested in creating work that is rich in physicality and deeply communicative. Ms. DiMauro Marks holds an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University and a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She has taught and choreographed works extensively for both pre-professional and professional dance companies in the greater NY area, as well as in New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida. Ms. DiMauro’s company, DiMauro Dance, has been selected to perform at numerous curated festivals including Dance Conversations at The Flea, WHITE WAVE's WAVE RISING Series, COOL NY and DUMBO Dance Festivals, The T: Dance, Watch, Reflect, Greenspace Blooms, The HATCH presenting series, CT Meets NY, Queens Arts Express and New Dance Downtown. Ms. DiMauro Marks was awarded an Arts Alive Artist Grant from ArtsWestchester for her work entitled com-mu-ni-ty. DiMauro Dance frequently performs as Guest Artists including the 2009 Annual Benefit for The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation where Jessica currently has the pleasure of acting as Artistic Director and Producer, as well as being commissioned for works in 2014 and 2004. In addition, Ms. DiMauro Marks self-produced METROPOLIS at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in March 2015, Unraveled at the Merce Cunningham Studio in 2011 and Confetti: A Collection of Works by Jessica DiMauro at The Producers’ Club Theaters in 2003. Her choreography was also seen at the 2004 International NYC Fringe Festival in Granola! The Musical at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. In the Fall of 2021, Jessica will set her seventeenth work on the BFA Dance students at Montclair State University where she is on faculty as a professor of Modern Technique. She will also act as Rehearsal Director for Stacey Tookey’s new work for the MSU dancers. She has also acted as the Rehearsal Director for Mark Morris’s Polka, Martha Graham’s Panorama, and Bill T. Jones’ work Spent Days Out Yonder. During the 2012-13 academic year she served as Rehearsal Director for the staging of Martha Graham’s Daughters of the Night; the Chorus from Night Journey, which was performed at the Joyce Theater in February 2013. In the Fall of 2015, Jessica’s work was performed by the BA candidates at Marymount Manhattan College. In the summer of 2013, Ms. DiMauro Marks was proud to be among the first few students to be certified in May O’Donnell Technique. Ms. DiMauro Marks is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.