Joanna Haigood
Bolinas, CA
2007 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Danny Glover.

Joanna Haigood moved from her native New York to the Bay Area in 1979 and cofounded Zaccho dance Theatre a year later. She is the artistic director of the company. Haigood’s dances typically incorporate aerial suspension, modern dance, and acrobatics, performed on structures such as a seven-story grain terminal and a clock tower, in natural settings such as the woods, and in more traditional cultural venues. The dances are informed by research into the historical and physical aspects of a site.

Portrait photo by John Kent.
  • Artwork by Joanna Haigood
    Departure and Arrival at the San Francisco International Airport, 2007; photo courtesy Stephen Phillips
Artwork by Joanna Haigood