Jessie Owens

Jessie Owens is a performing artist, choreographer, and structural integration practitioner. She is the founder of ERGO/movement, a collaborative performance project based in Burlington, Vermont. She holds a BA in Dance and German Studies from Smith College and an MA in Health Arts and Sciences and Embodiment Studies from Goddard College, where her focus of study was on fascia and embodied adaptability. Jessie is passionate about fascia, our body’s most sensory-rich organ, and through this connective tissue, she explores the spaces where the art, science, and spirituality of the moving body intertwine. Jessie teaches embodiment and myofascial release practices, leads retreats, and is the owner/practitioner at Fulcrum Structural Integration and Myofascial Release. From 2002 to 2012, she performed with Burlington’s Spielpalast Cabaret, and was the group’s art director and co-producer from 2005 until 2013. Jessie was a founding board member of the Vermont Dance Alliance and served as Vice President from May 2017 until March 2022. She creates works for stages, studios, nightclubs, streets, forests, apple orchards, and suspended railcars.