Marrin Jessome

Choreographer /Dancer


Marrin Jessome is a Halifax-based artist who studied Performance Dance at the Toronto Metropolitan University (2019). She now works as a freelance dance teacher, choreographer, adjudicator and performer throughout the maritimes.

As a trained pianist, her choreography is informed by her nuanced understanding of sound— arranging tension and release on a visceral level, to form a direct translation between the instrument and the architecture of the body.

Marrin creates exciting contemporary work that has been showcased across Atlantic Canada. Inspired by storytelling, memory and relationship, she marries classical techniques with the theatre of lived experiences. Her compositions are raw and sensual while athletic and playful. Her work features intricate partnering, floor work and flow acrobatics while maintaining a thoughtful awareness of her audience. She is driven to make work that is relatable and accessible to the untrained eye, without diluting technical qualities.

Her performance credits include the Montreal Fringe Festival, Red Sky Performance, Zimmerdans, Votive Dance, Nostos Collectives, The Underground Cabaret and FODAR 2024.