Jessica Beck is a theatre director and somatic practitioner based in London. A member of Stage Directors UK, Jessica’s theatre work is focused on primarily new writing and devising, both plays and musicals. Jessica has a PhD in performance practice from the University of Exeter. Her thesis entitled “Directing Emotion: A Practice-based Investigation into the Challenge of Emotion in Western Performance” was supervised by Professor Phillip Zarrilli. In 2015, Jessica completed the London Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme taught by Elizabeth Beringer, and is a member of the UK Feldenkrais Guild. In addition to being a Guild Certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, Jessica is an internationally recognized master instructor and teacher trainer of the emotional effector patterns, Alba Emoting™, and the Emotional Body® courses. For more information about Jessica, go to www.jessicabeck.co.uk