March 11, 2012

Moisture Festival - Jessie Sawyers' Dancing Sure to Amaze Opening Weekend Festival Goers

The Moisture Festival is honored to have the talent of Jessie Sawyers grace the stage at Hales Palladium the first weekend of the festival.  Jessie will be tapping her way into your heart throughout the festival this year. (see her schedule below) She's certainly loved by tap aficionados and now it's everybody else's turn to see what they're talking about.

Jessie has a unique blend of experience in both the entertainment industry and in business. She began tap dancing at the age of eleven under the direction of Cheryl Johnson and Anthony Peters in Seattle. She has had the honor of studying with tap masters Arthur Duncan, Dianne Walker, and the late tap greats Cholly Atkins, Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas, and Jimmy Slyde among others.

Taking this knowledge and subsequent experience, she has applied it to the entertainment industry in several forms. Jessie has produced 4 evening length shows that blend tap dance with live music. Most recently was With You We Dance at the Georgetown Ballroom in Seattle (co-produced with Dayna Szyndrowski). Others include Stark Pulse at CanCan; Flow: An Evening of Music, Dance, and Visual Art at Triple Door; and Jessie Sawyers: Solo Show at Egan’s Ballard Jam House. 

She has also been working on the production team with world-renowned tap dancer Mark Mendonca in preparation for his soon-to-launch touring show. Whatever the project Jessie seems to have a knack for bridging the gap between idea generation and manifestation, which enables her to share her ideas and spirit with the world. Oh yeah ... and she worked for Ivar’s as their tap dancing clam mascot (ask to see pictures sometime, they're hilarious).

Hale's Palladium

March 17 @ 7:30pm, 10:30pm 
March 22 @ 7:30pm
March 23 @ 7:30pm, 10:30pm
April 7 @ 10:30pm


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