Jess Gardolin: Actress, Dancer, Aerialist
Dancer, roller skater, aerial acrobat and choreographer, Jess is a multidisciplinary actress from Rio do Sul (Brazil). She gets in contact with sports for the first time at the age of 5, becoming a competition athlete and, subsequently, regional and national champion in the discipline of figure roller skating.
She follows her passion for art, attending the school of Dance Theatre Guaíra (EDTG) and obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the Faculdade de Artes do Paraná (FAP), combining dance, physical and acrobatic theatre, managing to bring her skates on stage.
She collaborates in big productions such as the musical Wicked (Broadway T4F Produções), tours in the circus universe with Compagnia Rudá and acts as a ballroom dancer at the Star World Casino in Macao (Asia); in 2017 she joins Compagnia Finzi Pasca and starts touring the world with the shows Donka, La Verità and Per te; she is also part of the production Abrazos (Mexico 2019), the opera Einstein on the Beach (Geneve - Swiss 2019) and the show- installation Luna Park (Lugano-Swiss 2020). In 2021 for the first time performing as aerial dancer at Les Contes d‘Hoffmann with Staatsoper Hamburg (Germany 2021) and back to Switzerland for the show NUDA as an aerial dancer for the new creation of Finzi Pasca.