Jess Wallace Costume/Wardrobe Director


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Jess Wallace is a theatre artist from Alpine, Utah. Over the last decade, she has worked regionally and professionally as a Costume Designer, Actor, Director, Projection Designer, and Playwright. She is a graduate of Utah State University with an MFA in Costume and Projection Design for Theatre. In recent years her artistic pursuits have inspired a new passion for education. She loves mentoring young artists and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. She has an amazing, supportive spouse and three beautiful children that inspire her work, and is incredibly pleased to be joining Utah Festival Opera for her third season.

Michael Ballam founded UFOMT in 1992 and the company recently celebrated their 30th season last summer with special events, including a highly successful commemorative concert under the stars of Main Street in downtown Logan, Utah, where UFOMT presents its annual festival. To date, UFOMT has produced over 1,200 productions, concerts, and musical events during its 30 year history.

UFOMT’s 2023 season will include Wagner’s Lohengrin, Verdi’s Aida, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, Rorem’s Our Town, Bart’s Oliver!, and Lutvak’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. In addition, UFOMT will produce, in partnership with the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Britten’s War Requiem. UFOMT will also bring back the annual Sentimental Journey concert featuring music inspired by popular music of the past.

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