Performer, choreographer, and educator, Joseph Blake earned his MFA from the University of Washington (2017) and BFA from the University of Utah (2003). As a member of the Salt Lake City-based Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, he taught and performed internationally for ten years dancing in works by such artists as Alwin Nikolais, Doug Varone, Wayne McGregor, Carolyn Carlson, Bill T Jones, Susan Marshall, as well as many other influential dance makers. His interest in educational theory and student/teacher engagement have led him to work with community outreach projects such as Yoga Behind Bars and Mark Morris’s Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. Earlier this year, Joseph spent eight-months on a UW Bonderman Travel Fellowship visiting Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Nepal, Thailand, and Bali, re-kindling his appreciation and passion for community and culture. Currently, he is living in Utah performing with Salt Lake City-based company, NOW-ID International Dance, teaching with Minding Motion for Graceful Aging, and preparing choreographic works for Seattle festivals.
Summer 2016 Full-term
Summer 2015 Full-term
- Dance Spotlight: Joseph "jo" Blake - April 28, 2017 - 2:06pm