Meet Your Student Advisor- Jessica Emerson

Jess EmersonJessica Emerson

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday form 1:00PM-6:00PM

Jess Emerson, originally from Cape Cod, moved to New York City this February to pursue a career in theatre. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2012 with dual degrees in Theatre (emphasis in Acting) and English. If she could, she would love to spend a coffee date with Ian Mckellen to chat about the development of such tough characters he’s played, like Richard III. Other than theatre, most wouldn’t know that she’s a lover of skiing, playing board games, and singing in the rain! The best part of working with young performers for her is watching them truly enjoy a performance and expressing themselves like they couldn’t in any other way. She’s very excited to meet all the upcoming stars this summer!

Getting to Know Your Student Advisor

If you could have coffee with any Broadway star, who would you choose?
If I could have an venti iced coffee with Ian McKellen before he starts on Broadway next season and pick his brain about Shakespeare, performing in film, and being GANDALF, that would be a dream.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
If I could be animal, I’d probably pick something fierce like a mountain lion. That or a dolphin, because they’re just adorable.

What’s your favorite thing about working with young performers?
My favorite thing about working with young performers is to see them suddenly understand, and really live through their performance. Such a thrill!

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