Dance Guest Artists

Jumatatu Poe

Jumatatu Poe headshot

Choreography from Terrestrial by Jumatatu Poe. Photo by Scott Shaw


Jumatatu Poe is a choreographer and performer based between Philadelphia and New York City producing dance and performance work independently, as well as in collaboration with idiosynCrazy productions, a company he founded in 2008 and now co-directs. The company serves as a resource to produce public dialogues around the integration of art into society and the social responsibility of the artist. For the past several years Poe has worked collaboratively with J-Sette artist Jermone Donte Beacham on a series of visual and performance works, Let ‘im Move You. He has performed his work in various cities throughout the U.S. and in Europe and has received a number of awards including NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, MAP Fund, and National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund. From 2009-2018, he was an assistant professor of dance at Swarthmore College. Previously, Poe danced with Marianela Boán, Silvana Cardell, devynn emory, Emmanuelle Hunyh, Tania Isaac, Kun-Yang Lin, C. Kemal Nance, Marissa Perel, Leah Stein, Keith Thompson, Kate Watson-Wallace, Reggie Wilson, Jesse Zaritt, Kariamu Welsh/Kariamu & Company, and Merián Soto.