Jessica Cabassa lives and works in London, her personal background starts in the Dominican Republic, where she was born and where she spent the first years of her life. At a very young age she moved to Italy, where she studied theatre and cinema in Turin. In 2011 she moved to London and obtained her qualification in 2013 as a professional Pattern Maker at the Kensington and Chelsea College. Her artistic research has been imprinted by the merging of her Caribbean heritage together with the Mediterranean culture influence.
She has a dynamic background that spans between fashion styling, costume theatre and performing arts. Her freelancing includes West End theatres, Secret Cinema, Immersive Cult and Paloma Young. After 4 years at Central School of Ballet as Head of Wardrobe, she is now back in the industry as freelance Costume Designer and Wardrobe expert. Last year the collaboration with the ground-breaking company Ballet Black and director Cassa Pancho gained her the Award for Costume Design Recognition 2022 at the Black British Theatre Awards for Say It Loud. This year she designed costumes for the critically acclaimed new Ballet Black production Nina: By Whatever Means by Olivier-awarded Choreographer Mthuthuzeli November. Past works have seen choreography by Sophie Laplane, Charlotte Edmonds , Ashley Page, Mikaela Polley, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Micheal Pink and Christopher Marney.