Jessica is a Philadelphia based actor, teacher, and makeup artist.
DalCanton is another wonderful performer who should grace our stages more. Her Elena isn't the vapid trophy wife one might assume. She has morals and backbone, and is too smart and sensitive to tolerate scandal; her attempt to befriend Summerfield's tortured Sonya shows both -- and Chekhov -- at their best. Mark Cofta Broadstreetreview.com
She will be directing THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE at Montgomery College this fall. Updates on the release date of her Coor's Light commercial and the film of HEDDA GABLER will be coming soon. Favorite roles include: Gabriella in the-sold out-regional premier BOEING BOEING at Act II Playhouse, Franny in THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE for Passage Theatre, Sylvia in CHANGES OF HEART for P.A.C., and the title role in MEDEA for the International theatre Festival in Cyprus.
Jessica has served as the resident dramaturg for Mauckingbird Theatre Co. and Act II Playhouse (where she worked with playwright Jeff Baron on the world premier of BROTHERS-IN-LAW). Jessica also specializes in makeup design for theatre and photography. She keeps busy as a adjunct professor and a guest lecturer speaking at universities on the role of the tragic hero in Greek Theatre.
Jessica holds an MA in theatre from Villanova University, A certification from the International Theatre Symposium in Greece, LIMS and a BFA from the University of North Texas.