Jessica Wallenfels

Jessica Wallenfels is a director/choreographer and educator. Wallenfels works as a freelance director and creates new work that is music and movement driven with her company, Many Hats Collaboration. Recent projects include co-directing the new musical Scarlet at Portland Playhouse, and directing Ella Enchanted and Pete the Cat for Oregon Children’s Theatre. Selected choreography credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Playhouse, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Wallenfels directed the original work The Snowstorm, which won the Drammy Award for Best Production in 2015. She has guest directed at Portland State University, Willamette University, Western Oregon University and others. Wallenfels teaches movement and devising with Staged! and the Portland Playhouse apprentice program. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in directing from the University of Portland. Upcoming projects include The Undertaking through Many Hats, to debut in the Fertile Ground Festival 2019, and Into the Woods at Broadway Rose.