Junadry Leocaria

Nominee Innovatieprijs Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht 2023


About Junadry

From 2009-2015, Junadry was part of Amber Vineyard's all-female crew "Femme Lethal" Femme Lethal is responsible for putting Waacking & Voguing on the map in the Benelux. She is also part of the House of Vineyard, the first and pioneering house in the Dutch ballroom scene, founded by mother Amber Vineyard in 2015. In 2016, Junadry traveled to NYC where she eventually auditioned for "Transcultural Protocol," a performative piece that took place at the 57th Venice Biennale, in the Zimbabwe Pavilion. This inspired and empowered Junadry to explore and study race relations and how they are expressed in her life and career. In 2018, she was part of the film "Drie Vrouwen," a film about the transatlantic slave trade and freedom by acclaimed film director Ida Does. In 2020 Junadry made it to the NRC's 101 talent of the year list and was featured on NPO's Podium Dans, In 2021 she was featured in "Dans Met Mij" on NTR's acclaimed program "Podium Witteman." In December 2022, Junadry and her partner Richard Kofi traveled to Indonesia as artists in residence for a collaboration with the Dutch Embassy Erasmus House and art center Komunitas Salihara. Kofi and Leocaria created "La Sirène," a 50-minute exhibition and choreography.

Junadry Leocaria nominated for the Innovatieprijs Nederlandse Dansdagen 2023