Jessie Lee Thorne


Jessie Lee Thorne is a freelance dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Los Angeles. She started her training at LACHSA and continued at The Boston Conservatory. After receiving her B.F.A in Dance and Choreography, she spent two years in Italy touring with the Imperfect Dancers Company. Jessie has traveled the world performing works by Walter Matteini, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Doug Varone, Robert Moses Kin’, Adam Barruch, Rebecca Lemme and Micaela Taylor.

Since her return to LA, Jessie has performed with Kybele Dance Theatre, Acts of Matter, and The TL Collective. She has started her own dance company "Poets In Motion," and has movement directed and choreographed music videos for artists such as: David Archuleta, Kevin Mchale, Emit Fenn, Sandwoman & Grant Carey, as well as choreographed for a Universal feature film (yet to be released) and for a short film titled, "Daisy Boy." 

Jessie has been commissioned for the first time by Backhaus Dance Company to choreograph a work on them this spring, and will be choreographing/performing work at LADF this year. 

She has cultivated a class which helps professional dancers advance their knowledge and skills of floor work, as well as finding new pathways in and out of the floor. 

Instagram: @jessieleethorne

Energetic Release Class Description:
Energetic Release is a high energy, physical floor-work class. It focuses on using our internal energy and momentum to fly and fall in and out of the floor. The class teaches us how to use gravity to our benefit, and incorporates different tools from release technique and martial arts. Throughout the class, we slowly build our way from floor basics to advance floor-work “tricks.”