Joe Goode

Joe Goode

Fellow: Awarded 2007
Field of Study: Choreography

Competition: US & Canada

Education: University of California, Berkeley

Joe Goode has been recognized nationally and internationally as an innovator in the development of contemporary dance theater.  He was awarded a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for the 1998 creation and choreography of Deeply There (stories of a neighborhood); one of the first Irvine Fellowships in Dance (1998); and a prestigious National Dance Residency Program grant (1995), a $100,000 award for artistic development, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts, one of only ten U.S. choreographers so honored. In addition, Joe Goode has received two Bay Area Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (Izzies) and has been recognized for artistic excellence by the American Council on the Arts and the Business Arts Council/San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

His dance company, JGPG, has been named the Best Bay Area Dance Company by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.  Joe Goode and JGPG have received numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, and San Francisco’s municipal arts funding agencies, as well as from major foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Mr. Goode has also been a frequent panelist and program consultant for the NEA and the California Arts Council.

Profile photograph by RJ Muna.

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