Joan Fricke is a Filipino-American, multidisciplinary artist. She uses voice, song, and physical language to investigate the nonlinear existence of time and space. She currently creates her own work and is Assistant Choreographer and dancer for B. Dunn Movement. Joan is a founding member of immersive dance-theatre creators, Iris Company, and 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. Most recently, Joan assisted Brigette Dunn-Korpela in choreographing South Coast Repertory's Alice's Wonderland, and shared the beginnings of a new work, Sowing Seeds, at L.A. Dance Project. Past 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 is 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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