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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Joe Bowie is an interdisciplinary dance artist pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to starting graduate school, Joe danced professionally for more than 20 in New York City, touring both domestically and internationally with the world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Mark Morris Dance Group. While performing professionally, Joe became deeply interested in dance education, dance science, and dance medicine. Since leaving the stage, Joe joined both the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, serving on its Dance Educators Committee, and the National Dance Education Organization serving on its Action and Accountability Committee to implement recommendations from a recent justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion audit. Joe hopes to be a resource for his students and his community and to broadly offer and expansively share his passion, his compassion, his empathy, and his resilience. After completing his MFA in dance, Bowie hopes to return to higher education to prepare the next generation of curious, innovative, independent, passionate, compassionate, and kind dance artists.