Joy Davis

Joy Davis

Contemporary I: Countertechnique
Joy Davis

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Joy Davis is a dance artist, educator, and scholar. She received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College and a BA in Performing Arts through the College Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Joy began training in the Countertechnique with founder Anouk van Dijk in 2005 and completed the CTTT (teacher’s certification) as one of four American instructors in 2012. Under the moniker joy davis project, Joy has produced collaborative and location-based dance performance since 2006. She was a Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) Greenhouse Artist, received a choreographic residency at the Workspace for Choreographers in Virginia, and has premiered work in Northampton, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Knoxville, Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Diego. Joy is on the advisory board to co-curate performance, discussions, and training programming with Jen Polins’ School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) in Northampton, MA and is currently creating a new works for Banning Bouldin's New Dialect in Nashville and Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. She recently joined Mountain Empire Performance Collective with dance artists and scholars Katie Sopoci Drake, Eliza Larson, and Rachel Rugh; and soon begins a touring project with Sarah Gamblin and Matthew Cumbie in 2017. Joy has taught on faculty at Smith College and Wesleyan University as well as Countertechnique workshops at the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Gibney Dance (NYC), BodyVox (Portland), Fact/SF, New Dialect, Mocean (Halifax, NS), amongst many others. She recently joined the Dance Division faculty at The Boston Conservatory, and was a Visiting Lecturer on the Theater, Dance, and Media at Harvard for the fall of 2016. 

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