JO LLOYD works with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Lloyd’s body of work has been recognised and lauded both nationally and internationally. She has presented work in Japan, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dance Massive, Liveworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and PICA. Her recent work OVERTURE (Arts House 2018 and Melbourne Festival 2019) received three Green Room Awards and a Helpmann Award nomination.
Recent major works include; DOUBLE DOUBLE created with Deanne Butterworth, Tina Havelock Stevens and Evelyn Morris - presented at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Liveworks and Mona Foma, Garden Dance for the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, CUTOUT at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Melbourne Festival 2018. Other works include; LIVE JUNK 2018 and 2019, Confusion for Three (Arts House 2015 and PICA 2018), Mermermer, Chunky Move - Next Move commission with Nicola Gunn 2016 (Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations) and choreography for Nicola Gunn’s Piece For Person And Ghetto Blaster, which has toured extensively world wide.
Jo has worked extensively with Choreographers Gideon Obarzanek touring nationally and internationally with Chunky Move (2003 - 2008), Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker and Lucy Guerin. She has collaborated with artists; 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 (Tokyo, Japan) and the Dancehouse Residency 2008. In 2016 she was the Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. In 2018 she received an Australia Council Fellowship and a Creators Fund Fellowship from Creative Victoria to develop a notation for her choreography. Recently she created ’That’s her name’ for the Kier Choreographic Award 2020.