Who is Jesse Stoddard?
He is a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor of independent film, theater, and video projects. He is also an entrepreneur, a husband, and a father.
Jesse’s primary fascination is the performing arts. He wants to make good bolder in the field of entertainment. He aims to do that by exploring new ideas, enhancing collaboration and cooperation with teams, and working in his unique ability, which is enthusiasm.
In his twenties, he was a professional musical theater performer traveling the United States while running his businesses. He also had a brief stint as the manager of an aerial acrobatics group as well as the production manager for a prominent regional theater that launches new Broadway shows.
(He found out that he would much prefer to be in the shows, rather than acting as travel agent.)
He has directed, choreographed and performed in a variety of capacities and started an improv comedy troupe called Crackpot Comedy, where he teaches people right off the street how to explore their improvisational muse and get on the stage to perform.
A Few Brief Acting Reel Clips
|Improv 101||Lead||Web Series, Featured at SIFF Webby|
|You’ll Apologize If You Have To||Supporting||Cornish College of the Arts|
|The Ring||Writhing Body||Dreamworks Productions|
|Been There||Lead||Project Greenlight|
|Crackpot Comedy Improv||Director||Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater|
|Rigoletto||Choreographer||Lyric Opera Northwest, Moore Theater, Seattle|
|Oliver||Asst. Choreographer||Lyric Opera Northwest, Moore Theater, Seattle|
|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes||George||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Singin’ in the Rain||Ensemble||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Christmas Review||Lead Vocalist||Hershey Park Entertainment, Hershey, PA|
|Hairspray Promo||assistant||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|5th Avenue Auction||assistant||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Yankee Doodle Dandee||ensemble||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|The Wizard of Oz||ensemble||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|A Chorus Line||Don||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Hair (twice)||modern dancer / acrobat||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|75th Anniversary Gala||performer||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Most Happy Fella||dancer||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|Gypsy||farm boy||The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle|
|The Nutcracker||Principal Dancer||Skagit Academy of Dance|
Education and Training
- Auditioning For TV, Sean Cook Workshop—Mighty Tripod Productions, Seattle
- Acting For The Camera—Mighty Tripod Productions, Seattle
- Scene read, cold reading, reaction, on-set, redirection, intro to modeling—AMTC Seattle
- Improvisation—Jet City Improv
- Sketch comedy writing—Unexpected Productions/Seattle Theater Sports
- Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Music Minor, University of Washington
- Tap Dancing, basic gymnastics, basic juggling, stage combat, sports, fitness
In his spare time and to make ends meet, Jesse Stoddard is also a consultant and Chief Marketing Officer specializing in marketing strategy for business and startups.
Yes, you heard that right. Jesse has been called an “Artist-Entrepreneur” and he loves the label, although some people think he has his finger in too many pots. Jesse prefers to think of it as a new renaissance man approach to life.
He started his business life as a fitness professional, with over sixteen years of experience as a gym owner, personal trainer, and consultant to other fitness pros all over the world. He wrote two books in the fitness industry, including Free Gym Memberships, and How To Build Your Own Fitness Boot Camp, hosts a top-rated niche industry podcast The Fitness Boot Camp Inner Circle and was featured in CNN Money Edition. Later he helped a 13.8 Million dollar service-based business grow at a startling rate of 40%, and now provides marketing strategy consulting and services for a diverse range of clients from law firms to dentists to financial services firms. He is the founder and CEO of the Stoddard Agency, a digital (and analog) marketing agency.