Joan Fricke is a FIlipino-American, multidisciplinary artist. She uses voice and physical language to investigate the nonlinear existence of time and space. She is currently Assistant Choreographer and dancer for B. Dunn Movement, and is a founding member of immersive dance-theatre creators, Iris Company. Joan has worked with Heidi Duckler Dance, Acts of Matter, Carlon, Nancy Evans Dance Theater, and A. Ordaz Dance. Joan's stage credits include Zoe Scofield, Yuanyuan Wang, Don Martin, Jiří Kylián, and Hans Van Manen.
As a maker, her work can be seen across the stage and screen. Collaborators include installation artist, Isabel Beavers, Grammy-Award winning musician and composer, Alex Wand, and composer Jaco Wong of C3LA Choir. Commercial and video credits include Starbucks®, NESTLE® PURE LIFE®, ATHLETA®, CA Milk, Ian Asher, Solange, Malynda Hale, Fyohna, Bella Thorne, and James Benton among others.
Joan is on faculty at Los Angeles Music & Arts School and Pasadena Dance Theatre. She is also a teaching artist under Heidi Duckler Dance for LA's Best, an after school enrichment program that serves schools in neighborhoods with the fewest resources yet the greatest needs. She attended LACHSA, and is an associate alumni of the Boston Conservatory. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from California Institute of the Arts, where she was nominated for the Princess Grace Award.
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