meet JOAN

Joan in a grey tunic leaning back as if to move her face toward the sun

Joan Fricke is a FIlipino-American, multidisciplinary artist. She is currently the Assistant Choreographer for B. Dunn Movement, and dances with immersive dance-theatre creators, Iris Company. Joan has most recently 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, Joan uses voice and choreography to investigate the nonlinear existence of time and space. 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 Athleta, Solange, Jessie Ware, Malynda Hale, Fyohna, Bella Thorne, and James Benton among others.

Outside of dance and performance, Joan is the Site Author and Website Administrator for B. Dunn Movement and Free Lunch Company.

Joan is on faculty at Los Angeles Music & Arts School, and teaches ballet and contemporary around the greater Los Angeles area. 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. Joan additionally studied Dance Pedagogy under renowned Dance Science Researcher and Professor, Donna Krasnow. She is certified in both Level 1 and 2 of C-I Training™ (Conditioning-with-Imagery Training™), which she continues to implement in her teaching.


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