Joanna Kotze



1998        BA in Architecture, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio



2018        New Music USA Grant

2017        Van Cleef and Arpels Fellowship, The Bogliasco Foundation

2016        Jerome Foundation General Grant

2015        Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Grant

2015        Harkness Foundation Grant

2014        Jerome Foundation General Grant

2014        New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) BUILD Grant

2014        Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant

2013        New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Emerging Choreographer

2013        Baryshnikov Arts Center Martha Duffy Award

2013        Yellowhouse Educational Stipend

2013        Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

2012        Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Laboratory

2010        Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

2010        Choreographers’ Project Fellow, Summer Stages Dance



2018        The Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy

2018        The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2017        Milvus Artistic Research Center, Sweden

2017        New York Live Arts Live Feed

2017        Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency, Massachusetts

2017        Bennington College, Vermont

2016        Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Process Space, NYC

2016        Sedona Arts Center, Arizona

2016        Marble House, Vermont

2015        The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France

2015        Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency, Massachusetts

2013-2015    Movement Research, NYC

2014        Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Process Space, NYC

2013        Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC

2013        The Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy

2013        Djerassi, California

2012        Gibney Dance Center, boo-koo Space Grant, NYC

2011        Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC Swing Space, NYC

2011        Mt. Tremper Arts, New York



2017-2018    New York Live Arts, NYC

2018        The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2017        Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

2016        National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada

2015        Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC

2015        American Dance Institute, Washington D.C.

2014        Bard College’s Fisher Center, New York

2013        Danspace Project, NYC

2012        New York Live Arts Studio Series, NYC

2011        Dance New Amsterdam, NYC



Movement Research at the Judson Church, Show Room Gowanus Gallery, Lu Magnus Gallery, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Roulette, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Dixon Place, Soho20 Gallery, Boston Institute for Contemporary Arts, 92nd Street Y, WAXworks



2017        Gibney Dance Company        

2016        Toronto Dance Theatre

2016        Ririe Woodbury, Salt Lake City

2015        Zenon Dance Company, Minneapolis

2014        James Sewell Ballet Company, Minneapolis



2017        Barnard College, Ohio University

2017        Miami University

2016        Barnard College

2015        Barnard College, Purchase College

2015        Eugene Lang College, The New School

2015        Southern Utah University

2014        Long Island University



Present        Kimberly Bartosik, Wally Cardona, Kota Yamazaki

2016-2017    Stacy Spence

2015             Sam Kim

2013             Sarah Skaggs

2008-2012   Netta Yerushalmy

2011              Christopher Williams

2000-2010   Wally Cardona

1999-2010     Daniel Charon

2004-2006   Nina Winthrop

2002-2005   The Metropolitan Opera Ballet

1999-2001      Mimi Garrard Dance Company



Present   Movement Research, Gibney Dance - NYC - Faculty

2019       Eugene Lang College, The New School - Adjunct Professor

2017        Ohio University, Miami University - Guest Artist/Teacher

2016        Barnard College - Adjunct Professor

2015        Eugene Lang College, The New School - Adjunct Professor

2014        American Dance Festival - Faculty

2014        Tisch School of the Arts NYU, Long Island University - Adjunct Professor

2013        Dance New Amsterdam Choreographic Lab - Guest Artist Mentor

2012        Alvin Ailey American Dance Center - Choreographic Fellow



- The New York Times Speaking in Dance feature, March 2018

- This Week in New York, March 2018

- Solomons Says, March 2018

- Joanna Kotze and Jonathan Allen Interviewed for Bomb Magazine by Zachary Fabri, March     2018

- Joanna in conversation with Bill T. Jones, March 2018

- Joanna Kotze and Jonathan Allen on Whats Going on With Dance and Stuff podcast, March 2018

- The Globe and Mail, International Series Brings Essence of New York to Toronto Dance Theatre, Martha Schabas, February 12, 2016

- The Star, Energetic dance live from New York and Toronto, Michael Crabb, February 12, 2016

- DC Dance Watcher, Found Among Chaos, Lisa Traiger, April 24, 2015

- Culturebot, FIND YOURSELF HERE, Rennie McDougall, September, 25, 2015

- Broadway World, Excavating the Complexities of Collaboration, Brendan Drake, October 1, 2015

- Star Tribune, James Sewell Ballet: Ballet or something else?, Sheila Regan, February 10, 2015

- DanceBeat, Three Choreographers Grace a Busy Week, Deborah Jowitt, January 14, 2014

- Dance Magazine, Vital Signs - A Welcome Reprise, Wendy Perron and Kristing Schwab, January 2014

- Time Our New York, Best of 2013: Best Dance of 2013, Gia Kourlas, December 31, 2013

- Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAC Story - Joanna Kotze, Aaron Mattocks, November 2013

- The New York Times, Darrell Jones and Joanna Kotze win Bessie Awards for Choreography, Felicia Lee, July 17, 2013

- The New York Times, Learning the Uses of Disorder, Gia Kourlas, June 9, 2013

- The Dance Enthusiast, Collaborative Meldings of Time and Space, Veronica Hackethal, May 2013

- Solomons Says, Splice: DUETspaceQUARTET, Gus Solomons Jr., October 30, 2011

- Infinite Body, A “SPLICE” of life, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, October 16, 2011

- The New York Times, Ailey Awards New Choreography Fellowships, Felicia Lee, May 12, 2011

- Culturebot, Arts+Culture+Ideas, Jeremy Barker, October 11, 2010