University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Joelle Worm


Joelle Worm was born and raised on Milwaukee's East Side but holds degrees from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (BFA summa cum laude in dance) and Baruch College-City University of New York (MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management). After her undergraduate studies, Worm spent 9 years in New York City dancing for a variety of small downtown modern dance choreographers and administrating arts education programming in the New York Public Schools. Particular areas of interest and expertise are curriculum development for the arts in school settings and using the arts as a mechanism for communication and community building. Worm is currently a member of the Milwaukee-based Danceworks Performance Company and a collaborator with the New York City-based choreographic improvisation company De Facto Dance.