Youth Arts Project Co-ordinator
Jessie joined the team in 2015 with a passion for developing Youth Arts projects due to her extensive involvement as a participant herself.
By being involved in community music projects Jessie learnt valuable music industry and recording skills, gained transferable life skills and identified her own aspirations to pursue a career in the creative industries.
‘I love that the arts developed my confidence and self-esteem, it can empower people to realise their aspirations as well as being a mindful practise and a great outlet for ones emotions. I enjoy creating similar opportunities that I had for young people. The Rhondda is full of talent and we are responsible for engaging and promoting young people to achieve their dreams!’.
Outside of this role Jessie is a singer/ song-writer, recording artist, music tutor and runs a successful business – a performing arts school for adults with learning difficulties. As a child Jessie entered ‘Stars in their Eyes Kids’ and also had 3 original songs accepted in the semi-finals of the ‘Junior Eurovision Competition’.
In 2016 Jessie entered ‘The X-Factor’ and got to the final 30 people out of 250 thousand competitors. She succeeded in getting to the final 100 artists while competing in ‘The Voice’. After achieving a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Popular Music her performing arts school won the RCT Council Community Awards in 2012.
Jessie continues to facilitate as a music tutor in the community and regularly performs in various venues in South Wales.