Joseph Paul Fontana

Joey grew up as an only child in a small family in Sterling Heights, MI. His parents initially put him in a variety of sports, but after his first musical, "Suessical," in the 3rd grade, his interests switched completely to the arts. A few years later he joined a competitive dance team at a local studio, alongside performing in musicals at the studio, his school, and the city’s community theatre. At the end of his senior year of high school, he made the decision to pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. While in school, Joey started working at the dance studio he grew up at, becoming one of the head directors/choreographers of Anita's Elite Dance competition team in 2013. By his Junior year in college, he started choreographing MainStage shows for Oakland's program, such as “Assassins,” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” in 2016. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors, he moved to Astoria - Queens and signed with the Daniel Hoff Talent Agency. He now is based out of New York City,  and has been working consecutively since graduation. In the future, he would like to become an educator of the arts, and eventually a full time director or choreographer. Joey would be no where without the support from his Mom, Dad, and Aunt Lori, to whom he credits all his success.