Jessica Serli graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2005 and is active in Montreal’s contemporary dance scene as a dancer, choreographer and rehearsal director. She has appeared in many choreographic projects led by Milan Gervais/Human Playground, Line Nault, Danse Carpe Diem/ Emmanuel Jouthe, Audrey Bergeron, Amélie Rajotte, Bouge de là/ Hélène Langevin, Normand Marcy, Jacques Poulin-Denis/Grand Poney, Andrew Turner, Martin Messier and Estelle Clareton.
In addition to her performing career, she is interested in directing rehearsals and coaching choreography. Her collaborators include Alan Lake Factori(e), Annie Gagnon, Les Archipels (Ian Yaworski & Philippe Meunier), Bourask, Collectif Arielle & Sonia, Floor Ryder and Tonik, as well as Esther Rousseau-Morin and Sylvain Lafortune. As a choreographer, she created -40 Degrés (Tangente, 2005), Entre-Deux (Studio 303, 2008), La Fièvre (Piss in the pool, 2013), Petite faille (La petite scène, Québec, 2015), Faille : deux corps sur le comptoir (Tangente 2016, Offta 2017, Accès Culture 2018) and Survie (Nice Try, 2019).
Fascinated by that which is hidden and contained, through her research and creations, she endeavours to strip the body of its conditioning. She develops sensitive movement reflecting the unconscious mechanisms that characterize our interactions by exploring the affected body (charged, sensitive, weakened), the realm of sensations, emotions and vital and visceral energies.
Photo: Marjorie Guindon