- RESIDENCY DATES : Sep 1st 2007 to Nov 30th 2007 | Jul 1st 2008 to Jul 31st 2008
- PRACTICE : choreographer/dancer
- FROM : USA
- MEMBER OF Zaccho Dance Theatre
Joanna Haigood moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York in 1979 and co-founded Zaccho Dance Theatre. Her work has been commissioned by leading arts presenters both nationally and internationally. Among them are the National Black Arts Festival, Festival d'Avignon and Festival d'Arles in France, the Exploratorium, Capp Street Project, Dancing in the Streets, the Walker Art Center, Jacob's Pillow, the San Francisco Art Commission, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, New York City Center and the McColl Center for Visual Art. Her choreography has also been commissioned by Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet, Robert Moses’ Kin, Axis Dance Company and is in the repertory of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
Ms. Haigood has received many distinguished fellowships for her work as a choreographer and director, most notably from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the W.A. Gerbode Foundation, the Irvine Foundation and Meet the Composer. She has also received a CalAlpert Award and the United States Artist Fellowship in Dance.