Photography by Christopher Jones

Photography by Christopher Jones


Biography

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 Dancer “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. 

Photography by Christopher Jones

Photography by Christopher Jones

Concert Performance

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, Peter Stathas Dance, Gallim Dance, has been a company member with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (2014-2016), Smashworks Dance (2016-2018), Limón Dance Company (2016-2019, ensemble/soloist/principal roles) and is currently a company member with Diversity of Dance (2015-present), WHITE WAVE Dance Company (2017-present), and with Gibney Dance Company (guest artist from 2018-2019 and artistic associate from 2019-present).

Throughout his experiences, Jesse has had the honor of performing renowned works by choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Adam Barruch, Stijn Celis, Nacho Duato, Martha Graham (principal role), José Limón (ensemble, soloist, and principal roles), Lar Lubovitch, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Ted Shawn (reconstruction via Jacob’s Pillow), Paul Taylor (principal role), among others and new creations by Kyle Abraham, MADBOOTS, Brian Brooks, Camille A. Brown, Jasmine Ellis, Sharon Eyal, Rennie Harris, Loni Landon, Virginie Mecene, Earl Mosley, Shamel Pitts, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Kate Weare, and Yin Yue, among others.

Jesse has performed at various venues including The Joyce Theater, 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, Chicago Dancing Festival, and The Olympic’s FINA World Masters Championships 2019.

Commercial performance

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). 

Choreography

Jesse’s work has been presented internationally and nationally 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), HiArtist (2019), The Jamaica Dance Festival (2019), Gibney 280 (2019), Films at Lincoln Center (2019), New Prague Dance Festival (2019), Humanitarian Film Day in Istanbul, Hungary (2019), DUMBO Dance Festival (2018, 2019), among others.

In 2014, he was selected as an "Emerging Choreographer" and created a site-specific work at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (CT). Jesse’s choreography has also been honored at The Juilliard School’s Choreographic Honors Concert at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (2012, 2016) and he has collaborated with various composers on new creations such as Rob Rusli, Jarom Hansen, Sylvia Jiang, Trevor Bumgarner, and Jack Frerer. Jesse also has been commissioned for choreographic work by Diversity of Dance (NY), The University of Wyoming (WY), Sacred Heart University (CT), Zest Collective (NY), NOVA: Movement and Sound (NY), Fineline Theatre Arts (CT), Fort Hamilton Joffrey Academy (NY), and Brigham Young University (UT).

Obremski’s creation on Brigham Young University, Opportunity, received a DUMBO Dance Festival 2019 Award to tour the work to the Detroit Dance City Festival in August 2020.

Jesse is the founder and artistic director of Obremski/Works, a contemporary dance ensemble and community based in New York City which strives to connect humanity through movement collaboration, creation, and communication. With an emphasis on new creations and dance films, Obremski/Works is an internally and nationally presented company which presents most of Jesse’s works.

In 2018, Jesse worked in a collaborative film project, with The Roof Films, to create No Words, a film that looks to Obremski/Works first official creation. No Words was presented by HBO at Lincoln Center as part of The Dance Associations Festival in 2018 and Humanitarian Film Day in Istanbul, Hungary in 2019.

Teaching

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 José Limón's solo, Chaconne, at MOVE(NYC) (2018) and at The University of Wyoming (2019) 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. 

Photography by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Photography by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Upcoming Events

Year Round

Rehearsing, Performing, Cultivating my Advocacy Fellowship, and Leading Community Action Assemblies, all as an Artistic Associate with Gibney Dance Company

Upcoming Performances:

November 14th - November 16th

  • New York City, New York

  • Various Touring Locations


September 12th - October 13th

Rehearsing and Performing with WHITE WAVE Dance Company at DUMBO Dance Festival

  • New York City, New York


September 13th - October 13th

Choreographing a commissioned New Creation for Obremski/Works to be performed at DUMBO Dance Festival

  • New York City, New York


August 29th - November 23rd

Choreographing a commissioned New Creation at Fineline Theatre Arts for their school season

  • New Milford, Connecticut


November 2nd - November 9th

Choreographing a commissioned New Creation at Sacred Heart University for their school season

  • Fairfield, Connecticut


December 2nd - December 12th

Choreographing a commissioned New Creation at Brigham Young University’s Contemporary Dance Theater for their school season

  • Provo, Utah


December 13th - December 15th

Touring and Performing with Peter Stathas Dance

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin