Jess Luiz

Acting and Elective Teacher

Jess is an actor, singer, and designer in Grand Rapids. She holds a Bachelors degree in Performance Theatre and Sociology from Northern Michigan University. In addition to performing onstage Jess has a passion for guiding kids and adults to express their emotions and stories through the performing arts as well as a passion for designing and building costumes. Jess is the proud mama of two kiddos to whom Jess hopes to pass on her love of theatre arts.

What inspires you?
I’m inspired by the moments in a production (and in life) when all the moving parts come together to create something that we couldn’t have imagined being there before.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Anne Shirley

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Probably Pizza Rolls if I’m honest.