I am obsessed with exposing life’s hidden moments that hold us back, probing into psychological realities through recognizable characters and identifiable settings. I create to understand life’s complexities in their simplest form. Where life may be perceived as scary, painful, or confusing, I seek inherent joy and reason. I look to find truth.’

Joyce King, Artistic Director

JKing Dance Company, (JKDC), an all female ensemble based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, is increasingly advancing in recognition as ‘...undeniably emotional, unabashedly raw, and most importantly real,’ (Jenny Thompson/Examiner).

JKDC’s repertory engages audience’s minds and emotions; delving into delicate topics, personal perceptions, and global events, through the ardor and athleticism of contemporary dance and striking dramatic adaptations. The theatrical, technical, and intricate quality of Artistic Director, King’s choreography is geared to stimulate the mind and hearts of all ages to enjoy and be a part of; Evoking audiences to characterize her work as, “thought provoking, emotionally moving, and physically athletic.


JKDC’s teaching artists have a diverse wealth of teaching experience, ranging from professional trainee classes at the Joffrey Ballet School and open professional/nonprofessional classes at Steps on Broadway in NYC, internationally and nationally workshops and master classes, privately owned studios, public school residencies, private special education care, and on the panel of adjudicators for choreographic showcases, auditions and competitions. The varied nature of our backgrounds provides a wholly comprehensive experience for artists, and effectively blends the boundaries of learning.

JKDC’s pedagogy incorporates the technique of dance with storytelling to promote and strengthen technique, vocabulary, self expression, character study and body awareness. Our vision is in educating and assisting dancers and movers of all levels, through performance opportunities, workshops, and after school residency programs.             


Upcoming performances. In addition, Artistic Director, King is the recipient of The BUILD grant, The Field Artist residency and awarded Top Audience Pick for choreography at Dixon Place/NYC10. She has self produced four JKDC seasons at The Ailey Citigroup Theater - The Joan Weill Center for Dance in 2012 - 2015, receiving press acknowledgement. It is through these performances, King offers young emerging dancers the opportunity of rehearsing along side the company to open JKDC’s evening programs.

JKDC brings life to topics left unresolved, personal and social, to invite new perspectives, and the hopes of opening up dialogue where there was none. We value imagination and individuality.

Company performance highlights include over 25 venues: APAPNY Jazz at Lincoln Center/Booking Dance, APAPNY Construction Company Dance Portfolio, mmac, Gibney ‘ShowDown’, Mark Morris ‘SharedSpace’, Salvatore Theater, Brooklyn Dance Festival, DIXON Place, NYC Children’s Museum of Art , Tribute to ‘Luigi’, WHITE WAVE’S DUMBO and COOL NY, Grounds for Sculpture, International debut at HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival -Yerevan, Armenia and more. Additional performances touring to Illinois, Massachusetts, NJ, VT, and this August Boston Contemporary Dance Festival;  Awarded Fiscal Sponsorship in 2010 with The Field.

Photos: Jaqi Medlock

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