Jes DeVille (they/them) is an Afro-Nuyorican choreographer and creative director working across mediums to explore the intersections of physical fluency and environmental literacy through community-driven events. Based in the SF Bay Area, DeVille founded fringe entertainment troupe Haus Serpens in 2011 – later rebranding as Openhaus Athletics in 2017. Awarded the inaugural Updraft artist residency by vertical dance company Bandaloop in 2021, their history includes operating as Managing Director of site-specific performance nonprofit Epiphany Dance Theater and co-producer of the acclaimed San Francisco Trolley Dances; Also fulfilling positions as a movement director for Funsch Dance Experience, corporate team building facilitator with urban adventure group The Go Game, choreographer for PBS series Dragonfly TV – Kids Do Science and Big Bang! California Academy of Sciences After Dark, Special Projects Coordinator for Hip Hop Dance Conservatory NY, as well as talent buyer and production lead for Anon Events (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco City Hall Centennial, World Education Congress and more). Having completed EcoTherapy coursework through The Earthbody Institute, DeVille is grateful to be uplifted as a regenerative design fellow with Design Science Studio as well as a presenter for University of California, Irvine’s Emergent Media Research Group.

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