Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Jess Riloff ("Rye-loff") found her passion for the arts early in life. She began performing as a three-year-old in the bay window of her childhood home, inviting the whole Philly neighborhood over to watch her improvisational performances. Her Bubby cut out a Jewish Star and put it on her bedroom door, deeming her the "star" of the family. She started in dance classes, voice lessons, and acting classes soon after, and the rest was history.
In 2016, Jess earned her BFA in Music Theatre and minor in Dance from Elon University and moved to New York City. Since then, she has been seen Off-Broadway in the revival of Fiorello! and several other Equity regional productions.
She may be a woman of small stature, but her big personality and mountainous passion for the arts make up the difference.