Curriculum Vitae

Jessica Hirst
born United States
divides her time among Barcelona, San Diego and DC

Selected Performances and Exhibitions
Palmer Fishman Fashion Revolution, Can Serrat International Art Centre, Spain
Ten Diez Deu, Metafora International Workshop, Barcelona Spain
Des de Fora, Casa del Mig, Barcelona Spain

Express’at (for World AIDS Day), Ambit Dona, Barcelona Spain
M33&1, Metafora International Workshop, Barcelona Spain
Whiter Shade of Pale, Untitled BCN gallery, Barcelona Spain
Palmer Fishman’s Recycled Lounge, Art Around Adams Festival, San Diego CA

International Theater Festival, Justo Rufino Garay Theatre, Managua Nicaragua
Expo100, Center for Information and Research on Health, Managua Nicaragua
Festival of Contemporary Dance, La Alborada, Tijuana Mexico
Opening of VI Biennale of Visual Arts, Managua Nicaragua
Several women’s community centers and police commissions, Managua Nicaragua

International Theater Festival, Teatro Justo Rufino Garay, Managua Nicaragua
Performance and Visual Art Salon, San Jose, Costa Rica
International Poetry Festival, Granada Nicaragua

SpeakEasy Storytelling Salon, Washington DC
GreenLine Project, Green Line Subway, Washington DC
State of the Nation Performance Festival, Center of Contemporary Art, New Orleans LA

GoTour, PS 122, New York NY
Hip Hop Theater Festival, Millenium Stage Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Shipping Moving Storage: Dance at the Warehouse, Warehouse Theater, Washington DC
Fieldwork Showing, Dance Place, Washington DC
Crave, Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC

Alianza Francesa, Tegucigalpa Honduras
New Releases Choreographer’s Showcase, Dance Place Washington DC
Goose Route Dance Festival, Shepherdstown West Virginia

Cazals Project, Chateau du Cazals, Cazals France
Redline Revisited, Red Line Subway, Washington DC

Support Stipend for Residency, Can Serrat International Art Centre, Spain
Small Project Grant, Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Grants for Social Environmental Research in the USSR (1990), Stanford Center for Conservation Biology, Browning
Ferris Industries

Palmer Fishman Industries
home furnishings and accessories, Nicaragua, USA, Spain
Nicology/ Nicologia
community development project designing accessories from found objects, Managua Nicaragua
Casa Crearte
interior and exterior design plus furnishings, Managua Nicaragua

Metafora Contemporary Art, International Workshop, Barcelona Spain
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Choreography in Community, Massachusetts USA
Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip Hop dance technique, Philadelphia PA
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Text and Movement, Takoma Park MD
Ed Tyler, Celeste Miller, Carla Perlo, modern dance, Washington DC area studios
Albert Elsen, several courses in art history, Stanford University
Alternate ROOTS workshops, performances, Resources for Social Change and Executive Committee member

Environmental Science and Policy
Stanford University, BS Earth Systems Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford CA
UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group, Berkeley CA

Counseling Psychology
Johns Hopkins University Clinical Community Counseling, Maryland

Kinetz, Erika. “A Web Site Helps Indie Artists Along a Hard Road,” The New York Times, July 25, 2005.
Murray, Andrea. “Subway as Performance Space,” The Program, WETA 90.9 NPR, 2002.
Sanchez, Melissa. “Making Things Happen”, Melissa Sanchez, blog Desde Nicaragua”
Traiger, Lisa. “Strangers on a train,” danceviewtimes, 2003.
Traiger, Lisa. “Dancing in the Streets,” The Washington Post, Dec. 12, 2003.
Traiger, Lisa. “Dance Festival is Going Places,” The Washington Post, July 16, 2004.

Selected Work Experience
White House Office on Environmental Policy, Climate Change intern
US Department of Energy, International Climate Change programs
University of Cape Town, Energy and Development Research Centre

Sasha Bruce YouthWork, YouthBuild Program
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Various dance outreach teaching positions placed at Washington DC public schools