JOE BOWIE was born in Lansing, Michigan and began dancing, on a dare, while a sophomore at Brown University. After graduating, Bowie moved to New York City to pursue a dance career and danced professionally for more than twenty-five years - dancing and touring domestically and internationally with both the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Mark Morris Dance Group. In addition to performing, Bowie has devoted his time to educating dancers, and has given master classes in Modern and Contemporary Dance technique at several colleges, conservatories, and universities throughout the United States. And as a senior company member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, Bowie was entrusted to set and stage the works of Mark Morris and to assist Morris in his operatic directorial debuts. Prior to becoming a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bowie was an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Dance Program at Northwestern University and an Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Dance at the University of South Carolina (Columbia Campus). Bowie continues to actively engage in the dance science and dance education communities and serves on the: Educators’ Committee, Intersectionality Task Force, and the Strategic Planning Workgroup of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS); and the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Workgroup of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Bowie earned his A.B. with honors in English and American Literature with an Independent Concentration in African American Poetry from Brown University.