Joanna Perez Nordahl is a Swedish award-winning director, dividing her time between London and Stockholm, while frequently traveling to wherever in the world her projects or curiosity take her. Joanna's passion is to tell empowering stories with emotional force. Driven by movement and musicality, her work often includes dream-like elements and creative visual storytelling that mirror the inner depths of her characters. Her music videos, short films, documentaries and commercials, as well as live performance pieces, have garnered her international recognition both, as a director and a visual artist. In 2016, Joanna received a double Swedish Grammy nomination for Music Video of the Year, and took home the grand prize for writing /directing the short film "Nothing But a Heartbeat”, a collaboration with pop act Say Lou Lou.

Between 2013-2015, Joanna initiated and directed One Wish, an eight-episode documentary series for Swedish National Television, SVT. The show, set in Sweden and Los Angeles, intimately followed and portrayed teenage hip hop dancers from around the globe, willing to bet everything on their goals and aspirations towards an uncertain, fragile dance career. One Wish started as a series made for the web, but was soon bought for television broadcasting and adapted into five longer episodes.

For several years, Joanna has been also in tight collaboration with Norwegian contemporary choreographer Ludvig Daae, creating cinematic and interactive visuals for live performances. Their debut show, the virtual duet "MM" (2011) recently passed the 100 gigs mark and has toured in eleven countries. In the duo's latest piece, "HYPERFRUIT" (2016), both Joanna and Ludvig are on stage as performers. The highly visual show deals with the Internet as an emotional tool and necessary evil in intimate communication and long distance relationships. HYPERFRUIT is currently touring internationally to great acclaim. The creative duo's new multi platform project, "THE VIRAL DANCE", will premiere in March 2019 and focuses on how social media use influence our view of the world and of ourselves.

WORK FEATURED AT:
San Francisco International Dance Film Festival, Gothenburg International Film Festival, Moderna Museet, Tempo Documentary Festival, Amnesty International Short Film Festival, Music DOC New York, Novemberfestivalen, TranScreen: Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, Roygalan, GuiDance Festival, The Place London, Riksteatern Norway, Dansens Hus Oslo, Black Box Oslo, MDT Stockholm, Gessnerallé Zurich, Mousonturm Frankfurt, DanseHaus Di Milano, SVT, Bukowskis, Lunds Konsthall .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. NOWNESS, Billboard, L'Officiel, Buzzfeed, The Fader, PAPER, VICE, Noisey, Somewhere Magazine, Vogue Germany, Vogue Australia, Elle Germany, Fashion United UK, Perez Hilton, Stereogum, Spin Magazine, Idolator, DIY, thefourohfive, Resumé, Huh Magazine, Pitchfork, Nöjesguiden