Jesse Cody was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. She attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she double majored in English and Theatre. It was at college that she discovered her love of circus. Her junior year, after returning from studying Commedia dell’Arte and Physical Theater in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia del’Arte, she decided to take an aerial silk class as an extracurricular credit. Her senior year, she was asked to join Muhlenberg’s student-run circus program to perform an aerial-duet in their main stage production “Atlas.” Upon graduating in 2015, she moved back home to Georgia where she performed for The Up Factory hanging off a billboard for Columbus’ Midnight Run. Jesse moved to the greater New York area in 2016. Here, she continued to train and perform in NYC, broadening her repertoire to include aerial rope, Spanish web, circus hammock, and lyra/hoop. She performed aerial rope at The House of Yes in Brooklyn, NY; aerial silks for Street Cirque’s production of Boudicca at the Muse in Brooklyn, NY; and has performed aerial, acrobatics, and stilt-walking for numerous private events and festivals/street shows. She has also gone on tour with Westchester Circus Arts show Circus Ta-Da performing a Spanish web solo.