Alexandra Joye Warren
Alexandra Joye Warren is Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University and Founding Artistic Director of JOYEMOVEMENT. Launched in 2014, JOYEMOVEMENT is a contemporary dance company that has performed regionally and toured nationally at colleges, universities, festivals and conferences, including Opening Night of American Dance Festival in 2017 and at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in collaboration with activist Bree Newsome. A native of the Washington, D.C. Metro area, Alexandra received her BA from Spelman College in 2003 and MFA from UNC Greensboro in 2006. She performed, choreographed and taught in New York, where she was a member of Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT. Alexandra had the privilege of studying at Germaine Acogny’s Jant-Bi at L’Ecole Des Sables in Senegal. Her performance experience includes Bill T. Jones FELA! the Musical, Paloma and Patricia McGregor’s Angela’s Pulse, Maxine Montilus, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Van Dyke Dance Group, and Amy Love Beasley. Alexandra has presented her choreography as scholarly research at the Collegium of African Diaspora Dance Conference at Duke University and at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in San Francisco, CA. She is a recipient of the 2019 Arts Greensboro, Regional Arts Grant.