Janna Meiring is movement-based performing artist, writer and teacher, currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She is an artist-in-residence at Mascher Space Cooperative, a writer, editor and Head of Education Committee at thINKingDANCE.net, and teaches classes and workshops around town, including Force of Nature: Embodied Awareness for Empowered Action at Ahimsa House Philly.
As a performer, Janna collaborates with local artists and also performs solo. Locally, she has worked with the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia. Vervet Dance, From the Earth Dance Project, Antonia & Artists and The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure (IPA), and is currently working on a new project by Nicole Bindler, and in studio developing her own work to be premiered in 2018.
Her love of embodied practices lies in deep conscious play with unconsciously held patterns in the body. This work is in thoughtful effort to engage in social justice by working to unravel internal conflict and establish personal strength that is rooted in compassion.
Grounding this work is long-time study of Body Mind Centering®, Contemplative Dance Practices, Life Art Practice and improvisational composition. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance, is a Reiki Practitioner since 1999, and is a lifelong student of traditions and views that cultivate living a Mythic Life.