Joavien was born in Singapore, 1973.
She began her creative career in 1997.
Joavien examines the world from multiple perspectives through an experiential framework. Drawing on her own experiences of being simultaneously an Asian and a global citizen, she delves deep into human nature and the construction of one’s identity and its accompanying volatility. Diversity in interpretation and perceptions are both important and interesting for her as she questions the norm and the accepted.
Joavien treats all body movements as a form of art, even if they do not fall neatly within a particular dance style. She is passionate about contemporary dance because it expresses how real bodies move, with its natural instincts and clumsiness.