Joshua is a Tasmanian born dancer, choreographer and producer. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dance, 2011), Joshua is regularly engaged as a choreographer for professional, youth and community-based works.
Joshua formed youth dance company DRILL in Tasmania in 2007, and as Artistic Director has produced and choreographed five works for the company since then. In 2014 Joshua was awarded both the Bokprint Arts & Cultural Development Award and The Premier's Young Achiever of the Year Award, and in 2010 the Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Award for Outstanding Contribution for his work with DRILL.
Joshua has been mentored by many renowned Australia choreographers and directors including Emma Porteus and Becky Hilton (2010), Adam Wheeler through the Australia Council for the Arts JUMP Mentoring Program (2011), Brooke Stamp through ArtStart and Gerard Vandyke as a part of KAGE COACH (2012), and Annie Greig during a three-month residency at Tasdance (2013).
Joshua regularly works for Tasdance and has choreographed and delivered their Education Performance Project Bright Spark (2013) and Alter (2014) as well as their DanceNET program in schools (2013). He was the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Early Career Residency with Tasdance, which also saw him undertake a three-week creative development in February 2014 with five dancers for his latest professional work, Prime.
Joshua's other key roles in the industry include Producer for Melbourne's pre-professional dance company, Yellow Wheel and Festival Director for Short+Sweet Dance Festival (Sydney and Melbourne). Joshua is also an Asialink Resident for 2014 and will be spending time working in Sumatra with Institut Seni Indonesia.