Jessica Genick develops curriculum and programming to provide students of Tisch Drama and alumni with the skills and tools to pursue a career in the performing arts field. Jessica holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University and MA in Drama Therapy from NYU. In addition to teaching at NYU, Jessica has provided educational experiences at Fordham University, Syracuse University, Hofstra University, GO Broadway, NYC & Co and the Broadway League.
Jessica empowers students and alumni to take agency over their careers by providing resources to explore and develop a variety of performance and non-performance career options. Jessica facilitates opportunities for students to make connections with professionals in the field and to build professional and personal practices that support sustainable careers. In addition to teaching the Internship class and holding weekly office hours for both current students and alumni, Jessica creates and facilitates department wide and studio specific career development programming.
Jessica is a producer of 10 Broadway shows and prior to her career as a producer, she was a professional actor and drama therapist. Jessica is originally from Dallas, Texas, and lives with her husband and children in New York City. Jessica loves to read, watch classic movies, and spend time at the beach.