Jesse Obremski, a native New Yorker, has been described by DanceTabs as one who dances “with fluent simplicity” and “quiet understanding”. He started training at The Ailey School and later graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (2012). In 2016, Jesse graduated from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Jesse is an Eagle Scout Rank recipient (2010), a Father Fame Awardee (2012), the recipient of the 2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award, administered by the Asian American Arts Alliance, and a "Dancer to Watch" by Interview En L'air (2017). He has also attended Springboard Danse Montreal, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA), and Jacob's Pillow's Contemporary Program. Jesse has been Diversity of Dance Inc.'s lighting designer and stage manager for multiple events as well as stage manager for MOVE(NYC) events since 2016. He has been featured in Dance Mogul Magazine (2014), The Dance Enthusiast (2018), The Juilliard Journal (2019), Dance Magazine’s March Dance “On The Rise” (2019), featured in Terese Capucilli's film Lawrence ‘Reed’ Hansen: The Sacrosanct Accompanist, and Jesse is also a Board Member of Diversity of Dance Inc. He enjoys photography, arts administration, stagecraft, and cooking.
Jesse has had the pleasure to perform with, Kate Weare Company, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Wilder Project, RudduR Dance, SEAS Dance, DaretoCreate Dance Theatre, Janice Rosario and Company, Zest Collective, dancecandy, has been a company member with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (2014-2016), Smashworks Dance (2016-2018), and is currently a company member with Diversity of Dance (2015-present), Limón Dance Company (2016-present, principal dancer), WHITE WAVE Dance Company (2017-present), and recently a guest artist with Gibney Dance Company (2018).
Throughout his experiences, Jesse has had the honor of performing works by renowned choreographers such as Kyle Abraham, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Adam Barruch, MADBOOTS, Brian Brooks, Camille A. Brown, Stijn Celis, Nacho Duato, Jasmine Ellis, Sharon Eyal, Martha Graham (principal role), Rennie Harris, Loni Landon, José Limón (soloist and principal roles), Lar Lubovitch, Virginie Mecene, Earl Mosley, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Shamel Pitts, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Ted Shawn, Paul Taylor (principal role), Kate Weare, and Yin Yue among others.
Jesse has performed at various venues including The Joyce Theatre, BAM Fisher, The White House for President Obama, Carnegie Hall, Kaatsbaan International Center, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Apollo Theater, Jacob's Pillow Ted Shawn Theatre, Vancouver International Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, and Chicago Dancing Festival.
Jesse has performed in the following musical productions at LaGuardia High School: A Chorus Line (Dancer), Hairspray (Brad, Dance Captain), and Guys and Dolls (Lead Dancer, Dance Captain). He has also been a part of the musical production of Blueprint Specials (Dancer). Jesse has also participated in The Broadway Experience and has vocally trained with Badiene Magaziner and Claudia Dumschat.
Jesse has been a member of The Church of Transfiguration's Men and Boys Choir since 2002, with artistic direction by Claudia Dumschat. Through the choir, he has performed as the "Page" in Amahl and the Night Visitors and alongside The Gateway Orchestra.
Jesse has been featured in Julia Discenza's film, Living-Room (2015), Meredith Rainey Dance's film, S.kin (2016), and it's sequel, S.kin to SKIN (2017), and in Zion Dance Project's film, ALTAR (2017). All created and filmed at Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts. He was also featured in DaretoCreate Dance Theatre's film, Membering You (2016) and VesselsMoves' film, Human (To be published).
Jesse’s work has been presented at the Harlem Arts Festival (2014), The Church of Transfiguration (2015, 2016), Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (2015-2018), and Broward County Library Theatre (2016), Playscape (2016), Choreographers' Collective (2017), Dixon Place (2018), Battery Dance Festival (2018), Arts on Site (2018), Ailey CitiGroup Theater (2018), Gibney Dance Center (2018), STUFFED: Dinner and Dance (2018), DUMBO Dance Festival (2018), among others.
He has been commissioned by Zest Collective, DaretoCreate Dance Collective, and commissioned choreographic collaborations for NOVA: Movement and Sound, with composer Sylvia Jiang, and SEAS Dance, with composer Juliann Ma, as well as productions at The Church of Transfiguration. In 2014, he was selected as an "Emerging Choreographer" and created a site-specific work at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts. He has been commissioned by Diversity of Dance Inc for their Winter Repertory Showcase 2018, in which Jesse collaborated with composer Rob Rusli on a new score. Jesse’s choreography has also been honored at The Juilliard School’s Choreographic Honors Concert at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (2012, 2016).
In 2018, Jesse worked with collaborative film project, The Roof Films, to create No Words, a film that looks to stimulate a conversation of finding respect and love for each other.
Jesse also has been commissioned for choreographic work by Diversity of Dance, The University of Wyoming, and Brigham Young University.
Jesse is the founder and artistic director of Obremski/Works, a contemporary dance ensemble based in New York City.
Since 2013, Jesse has been a guest teacher at LaGuardia High School. In 2014, Jesse has toured across Hawaii with DaretoCreate Dance Theatre to guest teach at The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mid-Pacific High School, Queen Emma Ballet, and Snowy Range Dance Festival. Jesse has also guest taught at Montclair State University, Premiere Division, The Dance Conservatory, and Bay Ridge Ballet. In 2015, he was a faculty member with FRESH Dance Intensive touring across Canada as well as teaching in studios across America. With Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts, Jesse is a board member, arts administrator, and has been a faculty member since 2015. Since 2017, Jesse has been on faculty, social media coordinator, and production coordinator with MOVE(NYC) at Gibney Dance Center. Jesse has also taught company class for MICHIYAYA Dance.
In 2018, Jesse staged an excerpt of José Limón's work, Chaconne, at MOVE(NYC) and has assisted in staging José Limón's work, Missa Brevis, at The Juilliard School from 2015-2018.
Jesse has also assisted in restaging works by artists such as Clifton Brown, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Earl Mosley, Maxine Steinman, and Kate Weare.
February 15th - February 18th
Rehearsing my recently commissioned work, Courage, for The University of Wyoming
January 14th - June 2nd
New York City, New York
January 8th - August 31st
New York City, New York