Jo Lloyd is an influential Melbourne dance artist working with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jo has presented her work in gallery spaces and theatres in Japan, New York, Hong Kong, Dance Massive, the Melbourne Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, Liveworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and PICA. In 2016 Jo was the resident director of Lucy Guerin Inc.
Jo recently presented CUTOUT in the Melbourne Festival, at ACCA and premiered her new work, OVERTURE, at Arts House. Other major projects include Mermermer with Nicola Gunn, Chunky Move, Next Move commission 2016 (Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations), Confusion for Three (Arts House, 2015) and choreography for Nicola Gunn’s Piece For Person And Ghetto Blaster (Dance Massive 2017). Jo has worked with Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker, Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Shian Law, Tina Havelock Stevens, David Rosetzky, Stephen Bram, Alicia Frankovich, Speak Percussion and Liza Lim, Ranters Theatre and Back to Back Theatre.
Jo was the recipient of two Asialink residencies (Japan) and the Dancehouse Housemate 2008. She recently received an Australia Council Dance Fellowship, a Creators Fund Fellowship form Creative Victoria and is a resident artist at The Substation.