In Creation Now… in absentia


in absentiais a new work created by Sharon Moore to premiere in 2017/18


Catch Jesse performing in Tracey Norman’s lastest new work ‘what goes between’

You can watch the VIDEO TRAILER for my choreography, what goes between, here:

Freelance writer Mark Mann has been observing our rehearsals and writing about our creative processes. You can follow along as we continue to update until the show.




For this festival we will be re-mounting and developing two works from JDd’s first project in 2010 called Ink to flesh. We are excited to get back into the studio with choreographer Kate Franklin to bring A Mark back to life, a tactile, intense and highly physical duet. Also, on the program Army of Barbie a humerus and theatrical exploration of beauty, with an original score by composer Jordan O’Connor.

“JDdance is Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau who present their own choreography as well as a piece by Kate Franklin. Their attractive dances include clever props, costumes and original music to make social statements…  These worthy young artists show that the new generation of Toronto Dance is in good hands.”   – Paula Citron

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Photo by Craig Chambers   -   Witness by Tracey Norman



twisted sisters – a new work-in-progress

created by Jesse Dell

performed by Jordana Deveau, Emma Kerson & Jillian Peever

Saturday, November 30th at 8:08pm

Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman School
6 Noble St (Queen and Dufferin)
This month’s Series 8:08 choreographers: Julia Aplin*, Jesse Dell, Lisa Emmons, Marie Lambin and Christy Stoeten
*Creator’s Space artists



THE DEN - AUGUST 15 & 16  dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) Choreography by Shannon Litzenberger                                                                     Performed by Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau





episodes | andscapes trailer #1 - 43°N79°W 

episodes | andscapes trailer #2 - Witness

episodes | andscapes trailer #3 – pushed

episode Three        Starring James Duthie

episode Two           Starring Arik Pipestem

episode One          Starring Marie-Josee Chartier



European Premiere    Dans Kamera Istanbul 2012


Welcome to JDdance



Jordana Deveau and Jesse Dell originally founded JDdance (JDd) in 2009 as a platform to challenge, develop and hone their own choreographic, interpretive and performance skills. Over the last three years JDd has evolved into a fluid and versatile collective that adapts and re-shapes as each project requires. Aligned in their dedication to in-depth creative process, collaboration and research-based contemporary dance, JDd currently consists of three core members (Dell, Deveau and Tracey Norman). With their combined experience in creating and presenting dance these three women make for a team charged with ability, experience, dedication and passion.

Don’t miss episodes | andscapes, a DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event, coming this April 4,5,6 at the Dancemakers Centre for Creation.



stunningly beautiful, gracefully athletic, rhythmically sensual and thought-provoking” 

explores the way things are and asks us to challenge and cast aside untruths in favour of revealing true beauty in free and powerful movement.”