who we are

Jaema Joy Dance is a collective of dance artists creating and performing interactive original contemporary dance in New York.  Engaging with audiences and surrounding social networks is a key part of the company's creative process, weaving the artists' stories with the stories of individuals in the community.  

Artistic Director Jaema Joy Green "thinks outside the box, but gently, sweetly, seductively." 

(Sid Smith, SeeChicagoDance, Chicago Tribune.)


sister vessel

contemporary dance from jaema joy dance

november 8 & 9, 2019

Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn, New York

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SISTER VESSEL explores the creative process, and the act of creation as a simultaneous act of destruction.  The piece is scored by interviews with creatives of many kinds: writers, dancers, musicians, composers, graphic designers, orchestra conductors, researchers.  Through movement, text, symbolism, and real-time improvisation, the piece explores what's universal about how we create.

photo: Travis Magee

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september 2018



DANCE STATS (excerpt one)


DANCE STATS (excerpt two)


intrepid aberration



The Seven Connelly Theatre / Columbia University MFA Program

Carl Cofield, director

Jaema Joy Green, choreographer

photo jean marcus

Classical Theatre of Harlem Macbeth

Jaema Joy Green, choreographer

live art installation

about CTH

Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth
Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth
Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth


Brooklyn Youth Chorus Black Mountain Songs

Jaema Joy Green, choreographer, Black Mountain College tour

original choreography Jenny Shore Butler

about the project

listen to commissioned original music

Black Mountain College, 2017.  Performer: Gus Solomons Jr.
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus

Afterlife Arcade Fire

Live music video, YouTube Music Awards

Spike Jonze, director

Jenny Shore Butler, choreographer

Jaema Joy Green, asst. choreographer


dance stats

DANCE STATS is an interactive contemporary dance experiment intended to both entertain and spark conversation between artists and audiences.  DANCE STATS came to life at The Tank, a home for the arts, in 2016.  Today it lives on digitally - you can be part of the experiment by watching dance pieces, voting on them, and learning which elements of the choreography you are drawn to (or not)!  

Click below to start the experiment, or skip straight to the analysis.

Photography by Travis Magee.

the experiment

dance stats by jaema joy dace, photo by travis magee

the analysis

dance stats by jaema joy dace, photo by travis magee


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word on the street

Sid Smith (Chicago Tribune, SeeChicagoDance): "precisely the sort of promising young talent the city would be wise to entice ... Let's hope she keeps slugging away.  This is a dance maker whose intelligence and warm love for her art shine through in every endeavor."


"Her work impressed me greatly when on display a while back ... Berry may well be a case study in emerging choreographers of our day in that she combines a big of practicality with her artistic pursuit."


Zac Whittenberg (TimeOut Chicago):

"As Berry moves a floor full of dancers around, her facility with logistical knots becomes clear. ... Berry's movement turns halting gestures of romantic interest, defensive sarcasm, and commitment anxiety into a language of love's gestures (the way you hold your knife, the way you sip your tea)."