Who we are
It all started when...
Kelsey Kramer and Lexie Thrash met as undergraduate dancers at James Madison University (JMU) in 2012 and immediately connected as both performers and humans. During their overlapping college years, Kelsey and Lexie explored choreography separately, but always found avenues to collaborate as movers/makers. After several years of “we should...” and “what if we…,” the duo proudly premiered work in July 2017 at SITUATIONS Gallery in Chinatown as a part of Streamers.
This Spring 2018, JACKS workshopped their newest project, Table of Contents, in work-in-progress showings throughout New York City, including: Fertile Ground New Works Showcase at Greenspace (Long Island City), Movement Research Open Performance (Soho), WAXworks at Triskelion Arts (Williamsburg), and MERDE Backyard Shared Performance (Bed-Stuy).
Most recently JACKS' has been dabbling in co-filmmaking.
what we do...
JACKS is a moving, making duo committed to investigative movement experiences, meaningful processes, and telling the truth. Our ongoing process is a gateway to authentic experiences for performers and onlookers. Our work is meaty, kooky, and connected. Let's find stuff out together.