©2018 by Jessica Fagerstrom

 

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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BISHOP CONATY - OUR LADY OF LORETTO HIGH SCHOOL

PERFORMING ARTS INSTRUCTOR

LOS ANGELES, CA

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CRESTMONT COLLEGE

PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSOR

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA

EXCELSIOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST

JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA

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AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF JOHANNESBURG

THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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SEOUL FOREIGN SCHOOL

THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

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THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGALORE

THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST

BANGALORE, INDIA

 

PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, ORGANIZATION FOR INTRA-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

KYOTO, JAPAN

Advised the CEO on the incorporation of theatrical techniques into global projects. Facilitated workshops on theatre as an intra-cultural development tool and produced an “Applied Performance Resource Toolkit,” detailing various strategies, activities, contacts, and resources.

 

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

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DIRECTOR

Bishop Conaty - Our Lady of Loretto HS
Los Angeles, CA

THE GREAT SALVATION WAR

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

LB Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, CA

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK JR.

CHOREOGRAPHER

Musical Theatre Camp
Seattle, WA

DIRECTOR

Colorado Springs, CA

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SEUSSICAL JR.

ASST. CHOREOGRAPHER

Musical Theatre Camp
Seattle, WA

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA

STAGING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR

Dubai, UAE & Northampton, MA

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

ACTOR

New York, NY
(Touring Production)

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

DRAMA TEACHER ACADEMY

OCTOBER 9, 2018 - E-PANEL
JANUARY 29, 2019

Participated in an expert e-panels for the professional development of domestic and international drama teachers.

CHOREOGRAPHER'S CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 28-31, 2018 - ATLANTA, GA

Led a masterclass for adult choreographers from throughout the USA's east coast on sharing personal stories using my original choreography method.

 SCRIPT WRITERS CONFERENCE

JANUARY 6-9, 2017 - ATLANTA, GA

Led a masterclass for adult scriptwriters from throughout the USA's east coast on creating dynamic metaphors for the stage.

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH

THE IB THEATRE PROGRAM: THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL THEATRE EDUCATION

HONORS THESIS, SMITH COLLEGE

After visiting and conducting in-person interviews with administrators and instructors at twelve international schools across four continents, this study examined the content, implementation, and impact of the IB Theatre course in terms    of its accessibility, balance of academic and practical assessments, contextual flexibility, and instructor contribution.

BOND STREET THEATRE: DRAMA EXERCISES ACROSS POPULATIONS

SPECIAL STUDIES, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Conducted research for the Artistic Director of Bond Street Theatre on the effectiveness of drama activities across various populations in Kenya.  These included street children, sex  workers, adults, and handicapped children respectively.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH ME

 

I have seen Jessica work with students of all skill levels and experience, and each time she has treated them all the same and empowers everyone to reach their greatest potential. She strives for excellence and creates incredible opportunities for growth. I have been involved with theater and dance for fifteen years and I have never learned as much about theater and performance from anyone else.

Hannah Bridgeo, Student