BADWest Officer and Treasurer
Joyce was a member of the DC Black Repertory Company and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Boston Court Pasadena, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, Horizon’s Women’s Theater, Source Theatre, and Washington Project for the Arts. Her solo work performed at St. Mark’s Church NYC, LACE, Highways, Dance Place, 2100 Square Feet, Theater 150, Watts Towers and the Los Angeles Festival. In the January 1, 1992, issue of the LA Times she was a “People to Watch in 92”. She was nominated for an Ovation, Stage Raw and NAACP Award for choreographing Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs and won the NAACP award for Best Choreographer in 2019. Joyce is the creator/writer/performer and co-producer of the digital series, Racism Never Sleeps: Kitchen Series and Kitchen Conversation. She is director/producer of the documentary film Dancing Like Home. Screen and television roles include Moneyball and The Santa Clause; with guest-starring roles on Good Girls, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, S.W.A.T., This Is Us, Kidding, Bosch, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Animal Kingdom, Criminal Minds, How To Get Away With Murder, Parenthood, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The West Wing to name a few. She has a recurring role in the upcoming Netflix series Clickbait and a recurring role on General Hospital. Joyce is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, the Television Academy, International Documentary Association (IDA), Film Independent; and is a founding member, officer and treasurer of the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) in Los Angeles.
Dancing Like Home is a personal documentary exploring the realities of going back 'home' to Africa. Director Joyce Guy, whose love for African dance sets her in pursuit to find the meanings of the traditional dances of Casamance, Senegal but once there her expectations of this culturally rich region are challenged. With Malang Bayo, a former member of the National Ballet of Senegal, born and raised in Casamance, they travel 'home' to distinct villages of varying sizes, tribes and leadership. What is revealed is the depths that dance is embedded in their language of expression, whether it is communicating the birthing of children, the passing of elders, or the mediation of conflicts between people and villages.
Film Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx1BF_ZvIE7MQTB4SVBRcnRIMkU/edit?usp=sharing
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers – West
14431 Ventura Blvd PMB #115
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 646-8394