Joy Davis Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
- M.F.A., Smith College
- B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
I am a dance artist, advocate, educator and performer. I am a Senior Countertechnique® Teacher and received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College, both of which have enabled me to teach worldwide as an Associate Professor of Dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University, as a Guest Teacher at The Juilliard School, and at festivals including One Body One Career Countertechnique® Intensives, American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival.
I founded joyproject in 2005 as a platform for creation, collaboration and production, having created numerous independent works, commissions for colleges and dance companies all around the US. I am a co-founder of a dance theater company called The Davis Sisters alongside multi-disciplinary artist Alexander Davis; together we received a Schonberg Residency at The Yard and were commissioned for numerous projects by the Boston Center for the Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Wesleyan Center for the Arts, amongst others. I was honored to be a 2022 Goodyear Arts Resident in Charlotte and thereafter joined the GYA Collective.
I am thrilled to join the Davidson community as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance.