Highlight of Current Projects:

Artistic Announcements

  • Hadley Creatives Generation 3 - Community Foundation of Louisville & Creative Capital for Choreography & Dance.

  • Fires in the Mirror - Director - University of Louisville - Invited to KCACTF Region IV Festival in Spartanburg, SC - February 2020.

  • Articles in Press - ​

    • "Physical Dramaturgy for Griselda Gambaro's ​Information for Foreigners" in How to Teach a Play edited by Miriam Chirico & Kelly Younger - published by Bloomsbury, January 2020.

  • Recent Publication

    •  "What are you looking at? The Complication of the Male Gaze in Fin de Siècle Cancan & Big Spender from Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity." Spring 2018 Journal of Dance Education. 

  • Recent Productions

    • Dracula - Intimacy Director - Actors Theatre of Louisville.  

    • Women Laughing Alone with Salad​ - Director - Theatre [502]

As an artist I aim to viscerally affect audiences through embodied art. My work as a professor strives to maintain safety in intimacy on stage, amplify female voices, and develop self-care for all creators. My passions include creating movement-based performance, the physical language of movement, and a fascination with the intersection of practice and theory.  

Assistant Professor of Acting & Movement at the University of Louisville Theatre Arts Department.

Photo by Jason Coviello

© 2015 by JA Calvano

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