ballet / contemporary / composition
Bio: Joe was born and raised in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, and can be easily identified by his cacophonous laughter. He began his training in Rochester, New York, and continued his studies at The Juilliard School on scholarships from The NYCDAFoundation and Cornell University. During his training he performed works by Jíri Kylián, Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, Kyle Abraham, Shannon Gillen, Twyla Tharp, and Camille A. Brown. He has traveled to Algeria twice as a cultural ambassador for the arts representing The U.S. in the International Modern Dance Festival. As a performer he has toured internationally to Russia, Holland, Poland, Indonesia, and Mexico, and has choreographed internationally in the cities of Jakarta and Hong Kong. In addition to performing and choreographing, he has also taught master classes at institutions such as Steps on Broadway, Loyola Marymount University, Chapman University, Santa Monica College UCLA and numerous dance studios across the country. Joe is currently a member of LA based contemporary dance company, BODYTRAFFIC, performing pieces by renowned choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Barak Marshall, Arthur Pita, Victor Quijada, Matthew Neenan, Sidra Bell and Richard Seigal.
Fun Fact: I am studying to be an Interior Designer!