Jo Stewart is a movement-theater artist, poet, and educator. She uses a combination of gesture, voice, and improvisational scores to make work that meets notions of blackness with queered mythologies. She has previously been an artist in residence at the Anderson Center at Tower View (2018), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2018), MAAS (2017), and Arts Letters and Numbers (2016). She is currently an artist in residence at The Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, NY. She is the newest member of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, currently touring Cellular Songs. Stewart graduated from Reed College with a BA in English literature (2014) and continues to study poetry under the guidance of experimental poet Tracie Morris. She teaches dance-theater at Pierrepont School in Westport, CT.