JCWK Dance Lab views the practice, performance and education of dance as research. Much like a scientific process, JCWK Dance Lab’s projects involve brainstorming, developing an idea, testing that idea through choreographic investigation in the dance-studio-laboratory, and sharing the results through performance. JCWK Dance Lab’s director, Jessica Warchal-King, has been leading choreographic projects – for large scale productions and shorter performances – for over two decades. JCWK Dance Lab and Jessica Warchal-King are available for choreographic and performance commissions.

Choreography and Performance research projects include:

(Click the underscored titles to view more about the work).

  • Exploring Home:
    • In a Small Space (2006)
    • Notes from Unexpected Lessons (2012)
    • Untangled threads (2013)
    • Rediscover (2018)
    • Shed (2019)
    • HOMEbody (2019)
    • Still Hoping (2020)
    • Regeneration (2023-2024)
    • HomeFrontLines – Experiences of veterans and their families:

Interdisciplinary collaboration & connections:


Rediscover still. Photo and video by Jake Buczewski
Breach: Left Behind. Photo by Ellen Rosenberg Photography
HomeFrontLines. Photo by Bill Hebert
The Poetry Project. Photo by Ellen Rosenberg Photography