Joy Davis is a dance artist and educator steeped in practices of Countertechnique®, improvisation, and performance. She began studying with Countertechnique® Founder Anouk van Dijk in 2005 at the American Dance Festival, was certified as a Teacher in 2012, and recently Senior Teacher in 2021. Founded in 2006, joyproject is a framework for creation, curation, and production of collaborative performance and installation, most recently opening a micro-residency and performance space called The Deck in Charlotte, NC, featuring Shaina Cantino as the first artist-in-residence in 2022.
Joy is co-founder of The Davis Sisters with Alexander Davis, a collaborative experiment in which they dare to perform exacerbated versions of themselves in spaces such as The Yard, Boston Center for the Arts, Bates Dance Festival, Wesleyan Center for the Arts, and Dance|Now Boston at The Dance Complex. Joy also creates/tours duets with her husband Dr. Eric Mullis and dances with Charlotte-based Payne Dance. Joy received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College in 2015 and has since been visiting faculty at Smith College and Wesleyan University and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University in Theater, Dance, and Media. She is Associate Professor of Dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Visiting Faculty at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Joy lives in Charlotte with Eric and their Pomeranian, Baby Sir. joydavisproject.com
Classes: Countertechnique® & Movement and Performance Lab
Photo by Liana Attanasio