Joan Karlen

Joan Karlen is a choreographer and media artist creating work with interaction design for iOS, gallery and live performance contexts. Joan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance and Dance Program Coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Stevens-Point where she teaches interdisciplinary studies, camera dance and digital video editing, dance composition, ballet technique and Pilates. She earned dance degrees from The Juilliard School and New York University, and trained in multimedia, telematics and interaction design development at The Ohio State University, New York University, Arizona State University, and The Banff Centre Interactive Screens 1.0. During fall 2012 she was a Banff Centre Film & Media Artist in Residence and faculty member at the Banff IDEA Summit 2012, and presented research featured in The Juilliard Journal’s February 2014 issue. Her choreography was awarded a Wisconsin Arts Board Choreography Fellowship; her teaching has been recognized with the student-nominated University Leadership Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Teaching Excellence Award (twice), the Who’s Who Among American Teachers Award, and the UW-System Teaching Scholar Award.