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Joy Cosculluela



2014 MFA Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, WA

2010 Tamalpa Institute, Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner

1994 National Holistic Institute, Licensed Massage Therapist and Health Educator

1984 Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Ateneo de Manila University


Professional Experience – Dance/ Performance
2012 - present, Founder / Artistic Director, Wayfinding Performance Group, SF CA 


2018 The Space Between, NOH Space, SF CA
2017 All that Remains, Residency, SF Safehouse for the Performing Arts, SF CA
2016 All that Remains, NOH Space, SF CA
2016 All that Remains (Excerpt), Fools Fury Factory Festival, Artistic director: Joy Cosculluela SF, CA
2012 Homing Devices, Shotwell Studios, SF CA 



Other Performances: 

2019 Barbette, Video Performance, Co-Director: Stacey Goodman, Marin Headlands, CA 2019 Storm, Artistic Director: Dana Iova-Koga / Inkboat, Grace Cathedral, SF CA
2018 Being Good is Over-Rated, Choreographer: Diana Lara, NOH Space, SF CA
2017 Soil, Joy Cosculluela, Artistic Director, Urban x Indigenous Festival, SF CA 

2017 Being Good is Over-Rated, Choreographer: Diana Lara, Berkeley, CA
2017 Action Movie, BodyCartography Project, Director: Olive Bieranga, SF Museum of Modern Art, SF CA
2015 Pods, Artistic Director: Lesley Ehrenfeld, Kentfield, CA
2014 Unfinished Business, CIIS and University of Chichester, devised solo created and performed by Joy Cosculluela, Z Space Below, SF CA
2013 Parades and Changes, Anna Halprin, Director, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
2012 Spirit of Place, Anna Halprin, Director, Sterngrove Park, SF CA
2012 Tipping Point, Brian Collentine, Artistic Director, YBCA, SF CA
2011 Between Shadow and Light, Kentfield, CA, Co-Director, Iu-Hui Chua
2010 Spring Wedding, Women on the Way Festival, The Garage, San Francisco, CA, Open Experiments Dance Ensemble, Associate Directors Terre Parker, Iu-Hui Chua, Joy Cosculluela 

2010 Letters to My Body, True Stories Performance Project by Stephanie Lindsay, Metropolitan Arts Center, Spokane, WA, Choreographer: Joy Cosculluela 

2010 Odd, Inkboat, San Francisco, CA, Director: Shinichi Iova-Koga
2009 Stomp, Vision Series Dance Festival, Cowell Theatre, San Francisco, CA, Director: Anna Halprin
2008 Minotaur (Film), The New Museum, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hammer Museum, UCLA; Director: Daria Martin; Dance Director: Anna Halprin 

2008 Here, There, and...Volume 1, The Tamalpa Institute Graduate Performance Collective, John Gruenwald Press, San Francisco, CA, Choreographer Joy Cosculluela
2008 Improvisations, Soto Motion Improvisational Theater, Mary Sano Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA, Director: G Hoffman Soto
2007 Pharming, Faultline Festival, New College Experimental Performance Institute, San Francisco, CA, Director: Cassie Scott 

Site-specific Performance 

2017 - 2020 Women’s March, Ear to the Ground Productions, Street Performance, SF CA
2016 Awake and Awaken, Ear to the Ground Productions, Street Performance, Women’s March, Co-Director: Jamie McHugh, SF CA
2009 Spirit of Place, Stern Grove Park, San Francisco, CA, Director: Anna Halprin
2008 Three Figures/ Transitions, De Staebler Park, Oakland, CA, Oakland Improv Collective, Director: Darcie Luce
2008 Mourning Papers, Union Square, San Francisco, CA, Director: Helene Vosters
2008 Monkey Business, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA, in collaboration with Iu-Hui Chua 

2007 Oranges, Asian Performance Series, SF Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Collaboration Iu-Hui Chua
2007 Blank Placard Dance, Southern Exposure, San Francisco South of Market, Director: Anna Halprin

Dance Studies in the Natural Environment 

2011 Ocean Beach Trash (video) in collaboration with Iu-Hui Chua, SF, CA
2009 Body Weather Laboratory, Sea Ranch California, Director: Sherwood Chen 

2008-2009 Dance on Land, Petrolia, CA, Directors: Shinichi Iova-Koga, Dana Iova-Koga, 

2007 Sea Ranch Collective, Director: Anna Halprin 


Professional Teaching Experience (Somatics, Dance, and Performance)

2019 Life-Art Dances, Guest Presenter, Co-Teacher: Iu-Hui Chua, UC Davis, Davis, CA 

2019 Tamalpa Experience, Kentfield, CA
2018 Tamalpa Experience, Berkeley, CA 

2017 Somatic Pathways & Expressive Landscapes, Series, Co-teacher Diana Lara,SF CA 

2017 Presenter, Body-Mind Centering Symposium, Austin, TX 

2012  — Present, Director, Performance Lab, SF, CA
2011 - Somatic/ Movement Instructor, The Yoga Loft, SF, CA 

2010 “Swimming the Waters”, Golden Gate Park, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF CA, Director: Joy Cosculluela 

2010 - Present, Tamalpa Institute Core Faculty, Kentfield, CA
2007 – 2014 Associate Teacher to Anna Halprin, Certified Movement Ritual Instructor, Kentfield, CA
2012, 2017 - 2019 Dance Presenter, Bay Area National Dance Week, SF, CA 

2009 - Co-Instructor “Life Moving from the Root Core” Workshop Series, SF, CA 

2007 & 2008 - San Francisco State University, Guest Presenter, Holistic Health Studies San Francisco State University, Guest Presenter, Drama Therapy Dept. 


Private Practice, Professional Affiliation and Titles 

International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association: Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) 

Licensed Massage Therapist /Health Educator, SF, CA 

Tamalpa Life/Art Core Faculty 


Interviews/ Published Articles

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