Joyce Gaffney, Instructor

Instructor JgaffneyJoyce Gaffney is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW), where she earned B.S. degrees in Dance and Environmental Science. Joyce received her early dance training from The Barrington Dance Academy in Barrington, IL. At UW, Joyce had the privilege to perform works by guest choreographers Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Company and Rob Kitsos. She also performed work by university faculty choreographers: Karen McShane Hellenbrand, Li Chiao-Ping, Marlene Skog, Liz Sexe and Jin-Wen Yu. Joyce received scholarships to attend: River North Dance Chicago's Summer Intensive, World Dance Alliance - America's Conference, and ACDA North Central Conference. Through adjudication, her choreography was selected to appear in multiple UW Dance Department student concerts.  Professionally she has performed with Jin-Wen Yu Dance in “Moments” and Marlene Skog in "Consider it not so Deeply." Joyce is currently in her first season as a Second Company member with Ardent Dance Company.