Jo Burkholder

Jo is a recent addition to the Versatile Arts community from Wisconsin. After a long hiatus from the music, theatre, and dance she loved in her youth, Jo began exploring acrobatics and aerial arts in 2017 as a means of recovery from emotional and physical trauma. She has studied with Wild Rumpus Circus, Madison Circus Space, and Annabelle Aerial.

Normally light-hearted and sassy in her performance, her Hindsight piece recalls a period plagued by insomnia when the joys of waking life were shadowed by fatigue and restless dreams. In it, she combines a dreamy, low-flying sequence with the music of Seattle composer Peter Colclasure’s Reverence and narration of her own poem, Sleep.