Britta Joy Peterson is a dance artist who choreographs, performs, designs, and collaborates on contemporary dance works. Raised in the thriving Minneapolis arts community, BJP is now a DC-based creative, working locally, nationally and internationally, with recent work shown at Triskelion Arts—Brooklyn, NY, Goldsmith University—London, UK, Tempe Center for the Arts—Tempe, AZ, and Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre—Washington, DC. As a dance maker and educator working primarily in contemporary and jazz forms, BJP’s current research interests includes prioritization of macro structure in the choreographic act, design integration, intersections of responsive media and movement, and curricular design for the dynamic arts environment. BJP also specializes in dance for the theatrical stage, developing fresh material for classic plays and musicals, and devising choreographies and movement languages for new theatre works. Currently BJP is choreographing several new works, regularly teaches across the nation, and is the Director of Dance at American University in Washington DC. She holds her BA in Dance and Communications, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College and her MFA in Dance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University.