Jess Funda

Jess started dancing at the tender age of 3 and joined The Performance Studio in 2004 at the age of 7. She has remained a part of the TPS Family ever since! At The Performance Studio Jess took classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Acting, TV & Camera and Private Singing. At the age of 13 she began assistant teaching with the Performance Studio and went on to become a tutor.  Jess loves getting the chance to share her knowledge with all the young budding performers at TPS.

Over the years Jess has performed in many shows such as “Rock of Ages” (Sherrie – SYMT 2018), “Mamma Mia” (Lisa – WTC 2022), “The Producers” (Usherette – 2019), “Sweet Charity” (Dance Ensemble – WTC 2019), “Legally Blonde” (Dance Ensemble – SYMT 2016), “Funny Girl” (Ensemble – T&C 2018), “Spamalot” (Ensemble – SYMT 2017), “Sound of Music” (Ensemble – WTC 2023). She also has performed in “Candyman” with Wayne Scott Kermond, TPS 2012 and 2015 USA Tours, The Royal Easter Show, and many dance and singing eisteddfods over the years. Most recently, Jess was choreographer for “The Addams Family” (SYMT 2022) and has been performing as a dancer with Mark Edmonds Productions since 2021.

When she is not teaching, Jess works at Tresillian as a Registered Child and Family Health Nurse. Jess has a strong passion for teaching children of all ages and loves helping them grow into confident performers by encouraging their love for dance and theatre.