Jessica's dance adventure started with acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll in her hometown of Geneva. After moving to Zurich and Barcelona, she settled in London where she graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013. Her studies were enriched by a number of collaborations, notably performing for Charlotte Darbyshire, Simon Vincenzi and Maciej Kuzminski.


Jessica's journey continued working freelancing as a performer with a variety of choreographers in the UK and Switzerland such as with Experiential Dance, Douglas Dunn, Clélia Vuille and Thea Stanton amongst others. She has also toured nationally with Earthfall in Chelsea Hotel and Stories From a Crowded Room, balletLORENT in Snow White and Run Ragged Productions in BAA


Alongside performing, Jessica has always thrived when bringing arts and community work together and has worked as a peer mentor for The Alchemy Project, a dance-led programme in Early Intervention in Psychosis and been involved in the project Meet Me at the Albany, in which elderly people meet and discover arts on a weekly basis. Her growing passion in this area lead her to undergo a masters degree in Applied Anthropology and Community Development at Goldsmiths University in 2017 and she is also currently working as a community officer with a group of older people at the Telegraph Hill Centre.


Last but not least, Jessica is a member of the Swallowsfeet Collective who curates OOPS, a festival bringing contemporary performances and visual artists to Brighton.

Jessica joined Traceworks Dance in September 2015.

Jessica Haener (Photo | Paul Seaby)

Photo | Paul Seaby