Jocquese Whitfield (aka: JoQ) is a dancer/choreographer born and raised in San Francisco.

Starting his career steeped in the improvisation of freestyle hip-hop, Jocquese has added modern, classical, and Diasporic dance traditions over the last several years.

He has been a member of City Shock San Francisco, F.B.C. (Funk Beyond Control), and UFO Movement, J. Jun Productions and M.O.M. (Mind Over Matter).

Currently pursuing studies in Dance and Theater, Jocquese’s current movement vocabulary revisits the bold, rebellious statements of the 1980’s as expressed through fashion, nightlife, and a love of the abstract.

A shape-shifter, Jocquese challenges assumptions of sexual identity in dance as he plays with gesture both “masculine” and “feminine”.

Jocquese is currently teaching Vogue at Dance Mission Theater (Tuesdays) and ODC Dance Commons (Thursday).