Maureen brings experience, confidence, positive energy and a strong work ethic to dance choreography, movement direction and direction for live performance and film.

2016-Monologue Festival, Forward Theater Company, Director
2016-Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier, Director

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​Madison, WI, Chicago, IL USA


Choreography and Directing

2019-Beautiful View, The Jefferson

2019-Beautiful View,Arts and Lit Lab, Writer/Director

Recently Closed

-Maureen speaks about directing for Forward Theater Company's production of Out of the Fire-The Banned Books Monologues.  Read the article here.


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Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier

From Opera House to Storefront to Black Box;

From Ballet to Ballroom to Hip Hop;

From Stillness to Gesture to Cartwheel;

From Actor to Singer to Dancer;

2021-Ten Days in a Madhouse, Music Theatre of Madison, Assistant Director/Choreographer

At top: Don Giovanni (directed by Elise Sandell, assistant directed by Maureen Janson, produced by Madison Opera, photo by James Gill), 

Maureen Janson

Monologue Festivals, Forward Theater Company

-Maureen was awarded the prestigious Choreography and Performance Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council.  

She also is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the state of Wisconsin.

WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
"Maureen Janson’s choreography is pure fun, and is deftly executed."  -Chicago Sun-Times

"Janson reminds me of choreographer Paul Taylor with her musicality and penchant for inserting quirky elements that let us see traditional ballet vocabulary in a new way."  -Isthmus

"Choreographer Maureen Janson contributed mightily to the power of this play's physical prowess"  -Dane 101

"Fortunately for Maureen Janson,  her work really is smart: it has a visceral impact... This company  surprised me with its ragged force, dark humor, and enigmatic but powerful sense of theater. "  -Chicago Reader

-Maureen speaks about her choreography and movement work for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's production of Our Class.  Watch the video here.

-Read a bit about Maureen's choreography here.

Maureen's choreography was hailed as the "Best of 2016" by Isthmus, Madison, WI

2019-Murder Ballad,  Music Theatre of Madison, Choreographer

2018-Fun Home,  Forward Theater Company, Choreographer

2018-1776,  Four Seasons Theatre, Choreographer

2017-How is This the World, (film) Chicago, Choreographer

2017-By the Bog of Cats, Artistic Home, Chicago, Choreographer/Movement Director

2017- Line Breaks, Director

2016-Stupid F*cking Bird, UW-Madison, Choreographer/Movement Director

2016-Two: An exploration of duos, Choreographer
2016-Mr. Burns, Forward Theater Company, Choreographer, Assistant Director