Joia Raychoudhury is a Bengali-Scottish dance artist who trained at Ballet West Scotland, graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Dance. In 2020 Joia took advantage of the COVID-enforced career break to pursue an MA in Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast. She now enjoys juggling a performance career, day jobs in theatre and teaching here in Belfast.
She has performed in ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Giselle throughout her training. Joia has also performed with iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Disneyland Paris.
Most recently, she has performed in Connections as part of the Belfast Mela, working with Maiden Voyage Dance, composer and musical director Neil Martin, and Arts Ekta.