Joshua is a talented Tasmanian who was mentored through our Education Project in 2012 and is now to be one of the choreographic leaders for Bright Spark and Dance NET 2013.
Joshua is a Tasmanian born dancer, choreographer and administrator. In 2007 Joshua formed DRILL Performance Company in Launceston, taking on the role of Artistic Director and Administrative Manager. Joshua has produced and choreographed five works for the company; MASQUE (2007), ROADWORKS (2008) Fy (2010), Primal Dust (2011) and most recently, a creative development for new work REBELLION(2012). His work with DRILL has been widely recognized and supported by many local businesses, schools and funding bodies such as the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania, Tasmanian Regional Arts and local councils.
Joshua recently graduated with a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts where he studied under Australia's most renowned choreographers and teachers, such as Becky Hilton, Stephanie Lake, Brett Daffy and Brooke Stamp. In 2010, Joshua was awarded the Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Award for Outstanding Contribution for his work with DRILL and had his work Fy nominated for an Australian Dance Award. In 2011 Joshua was mentored by choreographer Adam Wheeler as a part of the Australian Council for the Arts JUMP Mentoring program and was also selected to be a part of Theatre Works (Melbourne) IN THE WORKS program to develop Grimra. In 2012 Joshua undertook a three-month residency at Tasdance and under the mentoring of Artistic Director Annie Greig filled the role of Project Manager for their Education Performance Project. He also spent time in Hobart developing DRILL's first Hobart-based work. In 2013 Josh will work with Amelia McQueen and jointly teach and direct the Education Performance Project, Bright Sparks. He also will travel to Europe for a dance festival tour, and will be mentored by Brooke Stamp (ArtStart) and Gerard Vandyke and Kate Denborough (KAGE COACH).