Chicago, IL

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Regional Director Joanna Paul

Joanna Paul received degrees in Dance and Kinesiology from Indiana University. After graduating with Highest Distinction, she relocated to Chicago. She has performed with Esoteric Dance Project, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, Project606 Dance and is currently the artistic director of Trifecta Dance Collective. Joanna’s work has previously been set on Esoteric Dance Project as part of their Choreographic Mentorship Program, Trifecta Dance Collective and Project606 Dance. She has presented with Dances in the Hall, Going Dutch Dance Festival, and the Awakening Movement Project (NYC). In 2017, she co-produced a multidisciplinary performance, Where Beauty Rises, at Links Hall with the non-profit Photoserve. All proceeds went to the clean water organization Wine to Water. In 2018, she and co-choreographer Colleen Welch received an Independent Artist Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs to create Dance Across Chicago, a series using live music, dance and technology to bring free performances to public spaces and two Chicago public schools. In addition to choreographing, performing and teaching dance, Joanna is also a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor.


Past Participants

Trifecta Dance Collective

Project 606 Dance

Esoteric Dance Project

Modern Marvels Dance Company

Joel Hall Dancers

Paula Ward and Artists

Carson Reiners and Artists

J. Lindsay Brown Dance Company

Ascendance Dance Company

Ardent Dance Company

Melissa Metro and Artists

Inaside Dance Chicago

Purus Motus Dance Company

Irfan Qurashi and Artists