Joey Lehrer is a movement teacher, somatic practitioner and improvisational performance artist. He is a respected and key member of the Australian CI community as a teacher, writer and performer of the form – having taught extensively across Australia and New Zealand, both open workshops and at tertiary institutions. Dancing from an early age, Joey began CI seriously in 2001 – and hasn’t looked back since! He has studied with State of Flux, Rinske Ginsberg, Helen Clarke Lapin, Martin Keogh & Ray Chung.
In recent years, Joey has been a core member of the organising team for the Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence, ACIC, and is currently a co-editor of Proximity magazine. He teaches regular CI classes at Studio 202, where he is also a Pilates Practioner and Remedial Massage Therapist. In teaching CI, Joey enjoys creating a sense of playful focus, a space for exploration and fun, where ideas can be embedded into a container of ‘simply dancing’ so that improvisation enhances the unfolding of concepts or skills.