Who Am I?


Joy-Marie Thompson is a freelance dance artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dance Performance; awarded with the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the Bert Terbough Award for Dance. She has performed the choreography of Jonathan Reidel, Kevin Wynn, Kyle Abraham, Doug Varone, Rena Butler, Ohad Naharin, La Tresse, Shamel Pitts, Sidra Bell, and Staycee Pearl. Thompson is the founder and co-curator of issadancelook (2018), an Instagram that archives the clothing styles of dancers from around the world. Thompson also exhibited Interpretations (2016); a photo series made in collaboration with dance photographer, Rachel Neville, where she re-imagines famous photos of black dancers. Thompson’s film, TONGUE TIED SHREWS, co-directed and performed with Sherah Shipman, was featured in several festivals worldwide and screened at Lincoln Center.

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