Joyce Edwards is a Rochester, NY native, is a dancer, storyteller, and a lifelong student. Her undergraduate studies in Dance and African/Afro-American Studies, at The College at Brockport SUNY, journeyed her to The University of East Legon in Ghana, and to La Universidad de Granada in Spain. Joyce has performed in works by Bessie Award winning choreographer Beth Gill and Netta Yerushalmy (Brand New Sidewalk-2017, Pitkin Grove-2018, Paramodernities-2019). She is mentioned in the 2019 Dance Magazine issue of the “25 to Watch” in 2020 for her work in Gill’s Pitkin Grove. EVIDENCE welcomed Joyce as an apprentice in May of 2018, and later as a company member in August of 2019 following her premiere in Ronald K. Brown’s Mercy at Bard SummerScape Dance Festival. Joyce is thrilled to be celebrating her second season with the company.
photo by: David Torrence