JO CORK is an independent dance artist, choreographer and screendance maker, drawing on exploration of the human experience to create her work. She is interested in the territory between choreographic practice and film composition and in finding effective ways to use digital formats of work to bring contemporary dance to broader audiences and more diverse venues.
Jo grew up in the Peak District in England and studied at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She made live work for Liverpool’s LEAP Dance Festival and Ludus Dance Cuts Festival and danced in works by Lea Anderson and Frauke Requardt, Kate Jackson, Ruth Tyson-Jones, Fleur Darkin and Gary Clarke alongside practicing in dance in health and extensively as a teacher. After a period dancing with Temporeare Theatre in Berlin, Jo moved to London, working with STREB, Tempered Body Dance Theatre, London Symphony Orchestra and House of O’Dwyer before joining the artistic community at Chisenhale Dance Space.
In 2016, she completed the award winning dance film, Sensate and has since developed numerous screendance works including films, multi-screen/device and hologram installations, and pieces utilising QR codes and elements of augmented reality. Her works have been shown across the globe in festival settings, art galleries and museums, as well as in less conventional spaces including pubs and restaurants. She has worked both independently and as choreographer and co-director for Studio for Electronic Theatre.
Studying at London Contemporary Dance School, Jo completed an MA in Screendance in 2020. She is a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and London College of Music.