Joanna Kotze received the 2013 “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. Her choreography has been presented at Baryshnikov Arts Center, American Dance Institute, Danspace Project, Bard College, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, NYLA Studio Series, DNA, MR at Judson, Roulette, and other venues and galleries, and in Canada at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She has had commissions from Toronto Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury, Zenon Dance and James Sewell Ballet and has created works on students at The New School, Barnard, Purchase, Southern Utah University and Miami University (OH). Joanna has received support from the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Jerome Foundation, NYFA BUILD, Brooklyn Arts Council, Yellowhouse, and the FCA Emergency Grant. She was a 2013-2015 Movement Research AIR and a 2014 Process Space resident at LMCC. She has had residencies at the Camargo Foundation, Jacob’s Pillow, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Djerassi and the Bogliasco Foundation. She danced with Wally Cardona from 2000-2010 and has worked closely with Kimberly Bartosik, Netta Yerushalmy and Sam Kim. Joanna is also on faculty at Movement Research and Gibney Dance and has taught at NYU’s Tisch, The New School, LIU and ADF. She has studied Klein technique with Barbara Mahler since 2003, is originally from South Africa and has a BA in Architecture from Miami University.
Movement Research Performance
Photo by Ted Roeder.
The Urban Flock Band (2015) - Joanna Kotze
Joanna's choreography for Lang students.