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                                Name:               Joana Dinah Schwing
                                Gender:              Female

                                Date of birth:        April 5th, 1983

                                Place of birth:        Timmins, Canada                      

                                Height:              176 cm

                                Weight:              61.5 kg

                                Email address:

                                Telephone number:  0031(0)638234255
                                Postal address:       Pleinweg 206 C
                                                      3083 EV Rotterdam

Secondary education: Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium in Aachen, Germany (graduated in June 2002 with Abitur)

Post-secondary education: full-time student of the performer’s department at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg (NL) 

Year of enrollment: 2004

Year of graduation: 2008
(graduated with Bachelor diploma, dance performer specializing in modern techniques)


Joana grew up in Canada, Germany and The Netherlands. She is fluent in English, German and Dutch.

Apart from working as a dancer she has also been employed as (hair) model, (pole) dance teacher and coach.
Workshops followed: David Zambrano – Flying Low, Carmen Rozestraten – musicality, Tamas Moricz – Forsythe improvisation techniques, Amos Ben-Tal – improvisation, Scotty Ewen – Australian Dance (contemporary), Sergia Louise Anderson / Nadia Sharif / Amber Ray / Phoenix Kazree / Alessandra Marchetti / Marlo Fisken / Crystal Belcher – pole dancing, Anet Antosova – twerk and dancehall. Pole dance instructor at Paaldans Academy, Rotterdam from November 2013 until June 2016


  • - Ariadne auf Naxos
    Nederlandse Reisopera, Enschede
    May 2016 – October 2016
    Director: Laurence Dale / Choreographer: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil

  • - Club Rouge, Eindhoven
    Burlesque show (group choreographies and solos) from November 2014 until
    April 2016

2nd place in Professional category

  • - Structurealist, by Mette Sterre, performed at Museumnacht Delft
    November 6th, 2015
  • - Pole dance competitions 2015
    European Pole Dance Championship (Blackpool, UK, November 13th)
    1st place in Professional category
    Dutch Pole Art Championship (Hilversum, NL, October 17th)
    1st place in Professional category
    2nd runner up in Group category
    International Dutch Pole Art Championship (Hilversum, NL, October 18th)
    1st runner up in Professional category
    1st place in Group category
    Beat Gravity (Eindhoven, NL, March 8th)
    1st place received Advanced category
    2nd place Show category (duet with Danielle Nativ)
    Chalans Poledance Cup (Tiel, NL, June 14th)
    2nd place Advanced category
  • - Wenn ich Dir jetzt den Frühling brächte, Jokar Ensemble Köln Performance in collaboration with My Baby Bleeds Productions (dancer, choreography and process advisor) – January 17th (Cologne), January 23rd and 25th (Fürth) (Germany)
  • - Satellite Skin, installation/performance created by Jonathan Reus, performed mid July 2014 at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Den Haag (NL)
  • - Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam
    Performed for Erwin Olaf (Down the drain at Milkshake) with the Trippin Angels July 20th, 2014

  • - Mette Sterre crystal suit installation at Rotterdam Art Fair, February 5th, 2014 (recap in 2016 at Museumnacht Delft)
  • - Pole dance competitions 2014
    JDM Glamour competition, Hoogvliet (Hoogvliet, NL)
    1st place in Group category, on December 13th
    JDM competition, Hoogvliet (NL)
    4th in Solo and 1st in Duo category on June 14th

UPDB in Club Rouge, Eindhoven (NL) (2nd prize, 21st of March)
Beat Gravity (Eindhoven, NL on February 23rd, 2014)
1st place performing a duet with Ytsje Rosier in Show category
Miss Polegym Middelburg, NL (16th of February)
6th place in Advanced category

  • - Amsterdam International Fashionweek, performed in catwalk show of Dennis Diem on January 27th, 2014
  • - Einfallswinkel/-brechung, performed at MAKK in Cologne, Germany in May of 2012 and July 2013, by Thomas Witzmann
  • - Dinnershow (Heksenkethel), worked as performer (dancer and background singer), choreographer and artistic assistant from April 2011 until May 2013 (Rotterdam)
  • - High Sobriety, event created by Joana Schwing at Meesteren 2.0 on November 8th, 2012 including performances by Thomas Proksch, Raoul Schwing, Marieke Frankema and Joana Dinah Schwing 
  • - Work in progress presented at Meesteren 2.0 (Rotterdam) with Geert van Mil, Matthijs van Wageningen, Emilie Birraux on 28th of September, 2012
  • - Dying Swan Solo, adapted from the version danced by Uliana Lupotkina, performed at Summertime Festival in Den Haag (July, 2012) and various times at Heksenkethel (Rotterdam)
  • - Fruitful Beginnings

Duet created and performed with Tamarah Kerling
At charity event in Wassenaar on 20th of April, 2012
Performance organized by Pallas van der Kroft-Sluyter in Den Haag on July 1st, 2012
Summertime Festival in Den Haag on July 29th, 2012

  • - Burlesque performances at Comedy Theater (Amsterdam), 2011/2012
  • - Opening Logger Festival Vlaardingen
    (Karavana/choreographed by Joana Schwing), 17th of June, 2011

  • - Opening Rabobank Utrecht (Trippin Angels), 16th of June, 2011
  • - What Then If About (Giacomo Della Marina)
    Solo performed at DDDDD’s Solo’s@ the Sea 2011, Den Haag and
    Exhibition Art Space Opening Poortgebouw, Rotterdam on July 1st , 2011

  • - Nightprayers (Novatanz, Slava Gepner)

Performed in Cologne and Prague December 2010/January 2011

  • - De Lichtstaart van de Feniks (Karavana/choreographed by Joana Schwing)

Performed in Overschie, NL on September 10th, 2010

  • - Solo performance at Urban Styles 3.0 in June, 2010 in Aachen’s Raststätte, Germany (event organized by Sonja Ceri)
  • - Verwarringsdans (Minke Elisa Brands)

Performed at Culturele Zondag Dans (Utrecht, NL), in May, 2010

  • - Gamelan&Jazz (Gerard Mosterd) 

Performed at TONG TONG festival (Den Haag, NL) in May, 2010

  • - Oop 2 (Minke Elisa Brands)

Performed on the 5th of June, 2009 at Tilburg’s Dansnacht (Theaters Tilburg, NL)

Performed on the 23rd of June, 2009 at DMT Loods in Den Bosch, NL

  • - Solo performance at Urban Styles 2.0 in May, 2009 in Aachen’s Raststätte, Germany
  • - Workshop Presentation (Yuri Bongers) on the 22nd of February, 2009 at ITE in Amsterdam (NL)
  • - Schilderijtentoonstelling (Barbara Mullin) 

       Performed at the ‘Jacques de Leeuw prijsuitreiking’ in the Tilburg
       Schouwburg in June, 2008  

   -   Carmina Burana (Keith-Derrick Randolph)

         Performed in April, 2008 in the Concertzaal of Tilburg’s Schouwburg

   -   Concerto 13, 2nd movement (Omar Rajeh)

       Performed in Beirut, Lebanon, Al Medina theatre
       ‘Dancing on the Edge festival (NL) December, 2007, Groningen (Grand

       Amsterdam (Frascati), Rotterdam (Schouwburg); April and May, 2008

       Performed at BIPOD, Beirut Al Medina theatre, Tunis, Tunisia in May, 2008  

       ‘Dance Africa, Dance’ in Theatre de Municipal





Video Links to Joana's older performances
Excerpt from Kaminarie (César Moniz)
Oblivious (Raymond Esterhuizen)
Recordings (incomplete) of Gamelan and Jazz (Gerard Mosterd) which were performed in in the summer of 2010
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
Videoreel made by Marc Van Loon

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