Jessica Anthony is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Dance. In 2015-16 she co-directed Dancers in Company, the UI's longtime traveling company. She helped to segue Dancers in Company into a learning/performance experience with a strong public engagement component. For its first year with this approach, the company studied water, meeting with experts from across campus and community, and then devising performances that shared their learnings. A former Graduate Institute Fellow, Anthony led several workshops between undergraduates and incarcerated young women at the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) in Toledo, Iowa. The goal of her work is for dance to become a vehicle for bringing displaced and silenced stories to the public.