Hi, I'm Jazzy Ellis!
As a Certified* Intimacy Coordinator, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, actor, and film/TV consultant with over a decade of experience in the industry and more than 75 credits to my name, I take pride in my work. Notably, my contribution as a stunt performer in Avengers: Endgame earned me a prestigious SAG Award recognition.
As an Intimacy Coordinator (IC), I serve as a crucial link between production and actors, ensuring performer advocacy and providing coaching on movement for intimate scenes, simulated sex, and nudity. I completed my IC training as a member of the inaugural Level 3 certification cohort by Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. In addition to that, I hold certifications in Mental Health First Aid and have undergone extensive training in bystander intervention, anti-racism, allyship & advocacy, sexual orientation, anti-harassment, and conflict resolution. Before entering the world of film and television, I had the privilege of working as an educator, honing my skills as a professional dancer. Throughout my journey, I dedicated myself to advocating for the needs and rights of marginalized individuals, always striving to make a meaningful impact.
Drawing upon over 30 years of extensive training and professional practice in ballet, breakdance, Latin dance, martial arts, yoga, and gymnastics, I bring a wealth of movement and choreography knowledge to my work. I've had the privilege of showcasing my skills as a professional dancer in esteemed regional dance companies, as well as in notable productions like the movie Bolden and music videos for acclaimed artists such as Alicia Keys, J. Cole, and Maxwell.
In addition to my artistic pursuits, my training extends to the realm of healing arts. I hold certifications as a yoga teacher, meditation teacher, reiki master, life coach, and retreat facilitator, allowing me to bring a holistic approach to my work. For my Senior Thesis at Princeton University, I had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the Ecuadorian Amazon. I spent months residing in Shuar and Uwijint villages, studying healing practices and plant medicines alongside shamans, which significantly enriched my understanding of diverse healing modalities.
Hailing from New Jersey, I proudly embrace my heritage as a Balanta-B'rassa (from Guinea-Bissau) and Akan (from Ghana) woman, always seeking to delve into the rich culture (B'jah) and language (K'rassa) of my ancestors predating American slavery. On ethnicity forms, I identify as "Black," reflecting my African heritage. With a steadfast commitment, I have actively participated in social justice initiatives within Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated for 16 years. During my leisure time, I find joy in immersing myself in live music, karaoke, Latin dance, impromptu road trips, and thrilling outdoor adventures.
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*pending IDC level 4 mentorship
Grateful for the support of Hulu's Creative Team, my journey in the world of stunt performance has been beautifully captured. Take a moment to watch this video, offering an exclusive glimpse into my life as a dedicated professional in the thrilling realm of stunts.