Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2003
Raised in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Joanna Wozniak trained with Sherry Moray, The Chicago Academy of Arts, and The Harid Conservatory. Prior to joining the Joffrey, she was an apprentice with Alabama Ballet.
Wozniak has performed feature roles in the Joffrey’s productions of Celebration, Crossed, Confetti, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Chosen One), Light Rain, Lilac Garden, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Suite Saint Saëns, Monotones, The Man in Black, Incantations, The Green Table, and Nine Sinatra Songs. She has also performed in Lar Lubovitch’s Smile With My Heart and Othello (Emilia), as well as Yuri Possokhov’s Bells and Don Quixote (Mercedes). She has performed in George Balanchine’s Square Dance and a featured role in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.
Wozniak was selected to be in the Pointe Magazine article “Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009” for her performance of “The Chosen One” in Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. In 2011, she was highlighted in the magazine Marie Claire.
She can be seen as a dancer in the feature film Save the Last Dance. Wozniak has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Leadership from Northwestern University and is currently working on her Masters at the University of Chicago. Her other interests include music, books, teaching, running, yoga, cooking, and traveling.