About Roxane D’Orléans Juste
Roxane D’Orléans Juste is a Haitian-Canadian dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Her dance pedagogy and choreographic structures intersect meticulous attention to form and design with the inherent risk in questioning the mystery of the unknown. They are infused with the rich tones and textures of her multicultural heritage and position the female choreographic voice as a powerful catalyst for social change.
She is the choreographer in residence for the Fundación Contemporeaña Corearte in Caracas, Venezuela, and serves as co-chair of its Executive board. She is the creator of “En Solo” dance concerts, a collaborative platform for her own repertory and the rarely seen signature works of modern classic and contemporary choreographers, presented in prestigious national and international venues. For over three decades, she toured and taught worldwide as a leading member of the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, the Annabelle Gamson Dance Solos, and the José Limón Dance Company where she currently serves as a reconstructor and which she led as Artistic Associate and Associate Artistic Director.
Hailed for her technical and musical versatility and for the dramatic depth of her performances, she was featured and originated roles in the works of numerous master choreographers, amongst those: Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Haim, Jiri Kylian, Murray Louis, Ralph Lemon, Donald McKayle, Eleo Pomare, Clay Taliaferro, George Faison, and Dianne McIntyre.
D’Orleans Juste has taught at New York University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Barnard College, Marymount Manhattan College, The Rotterdam Tanzakademie, The Palucca Hochschule Fȕr Tanz in Dresden and the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. She was invited as a guest teacher for the Tanztheater Wuppertal /Pina Bausch Dance Company in Germany and on tour in Paris and in New York City (2014-2017).
She is a Bessie-award winner for “Outstanding Sustained Achievement” in dance and was honored with Canada’s prestigious dance award “Le Prix Jacqueline Lemieux. D’Orléans Juste received an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.