dance. comedy. period.
breaking taboos on women’s bodies through comedy and dance.
My performance pieces are a mix of dance, comedy, and storytelling, on themes that range from menstruation, sexuality, dating, self-discovery, and reinvention.
My latest solo show “Hungry Eyes Ovaries” is the love child of Dirty Dancing and Bill Nye the Science Guy, combining dance, comedy, and biology, to illustrate the changing hormonal patterns of the menstrual cycle -- and help all of us feel more at ease in our bodies. From period talk to pubic hair to relatable dating woes, this unique blend of education and entertainment will have audiences of all ages inspired and informed.
I’ve been honored to share my work on the stages of: TEDxNYU, Lincoln Center’s Dance On Camera Festival, The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference, the New York Comedy Club, and The Vagina Monologues’ opening act, as well as various picnic tables and open mic venues I find in my travels.
“It was a joy watching you work. The future of a different [and healthier] menstrual reality depends on innovations like yours….thank you!”
~ Chris Bobel, Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMASS Boston
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"Do you find it uncomfortable to discuss women's health? Jess Grippo approaches this awkward topic with vibrant honesty, tasty props, and quirky humor that will keep young audiences engaged and excited to learn more."
~ Allison Sexton, Gibney Dance Operations Manager
“I always thought the period was like a paper cut. Now I learned it’s so much more, and wow do girls go through a lot every month!”
~ Eddie, 15 years old, NYC high school sophomore
“that is show biz....
inventive, hilarious, creative.”
~ Brent Buell, Producer/Director
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