The ChoreoJoey Project began as a challenge to its founder, Stephen Hill, to create and present innovative, site specific work with dancers on any level in Brooklyn, NY on May 2014. It often invokes the creative efforts of a rotating team of artists, musicians, and dance educators to display a high vector of integrated mixed media dance performance, along the likes of Alwin Nikolais and Merce Cunningham. the work developed through the ChoreoJoey Project explore themes of decided by its collaborators and contributors based on sociopolitical and historical references within the African American community.
pronounced CO-RE-AAHH-JOEY, the company's name is coined, choreo- from the word choreography, and Joey from the nickname of its founder.
The repertoire is expansive. Instead of set performances during the seasons, the ChoreoJoey Project selects particular festivals and new venues. We never repeat performances through out the seasion to ensure we are holding true to the vision of creating innovate, site specific choreography. The ChoreoJoey Project auditions on a project need basis.
ChoreoJoey Started in New York City through its residency at the 92Y as a part of the Harkness Dance Center's space Grant Project. Since its inception has collaborated with artists nationwide, as well as with dancers and musicans from Germany, Haiti, Trinidad, and Ecuador.
JOEY, COMPANY CREATOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
Commonly known as Joey, Stephen Hill is a dancer and choreographer from New York City with 20 years of experience in dance and performing arts. Originally starting his career as a non union chorus member and entertainer, Joey has spanned through various professional companies as both a dancer and a choreographer.
Joey initially studied dance under Leslie Dockery, Sule Thompson and Terrance Wright at the Boys Choir of Harlem. He went on to study dance at the College of Staten Island and completed his studies in dance at Lehman College. Stephen has also trained at Broadway Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam (now Gibney Dance), and the Ailey extension in New York City. He has been a guest artist of ModArt Dance Collective and an apprentice for Ase Dance Theater under Adia Whitaker as well as Forces Of Nature Dance Theater under Abdel Salaam.
As a choreographer, Joey has collaborated with previous organizations including Arts In Motion productions Miami and B.U.R.D.E to assist in directing and choreographing in Miami, FL directing 2 award winning dance works Room For Improvement and Fantastic Voyage. He has also choreographed for Ma's Playhouse Theater and The West Indian Art Project.