Maureen brings experience, confidence, positive energy and a strong work ethic to dance choreography, movement direction and direction for live performance and film.
Madison, WI, Chicago, IL USA
-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),
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's choreography was hailed as the "Best of 2016" by Isthmus, Madison, WI
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