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   Joey is new to the Chicago area as he just moved from living in NYC for the past 8 years. He grew up  in Sterling Heights MI, starting his artistic journey in community theatre and competitive dance starting at 8 years old. From a young age he immediately knew that being on stage was something he wanted to pursue., starting with playing a frog in the Jungle of Nool in “Suessical: The Musical.” He eventually became president of his high school drama club, alongside dancing in community theatre productions, and teaching at his childhood dance studio his senior year. 

   Continuing his passions, he got in to Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. While performing in the departments musicals, Joey was also hired on to choreograph for the programs MainStage musicals, including The Scarlet Pimpernel, Assassins,” and The Theory of Relativity. He also booked summer-stock theatre programs his last two years in school, performing in A Chorus Line, and Little Shop of Horrors.  Joey received the MaTilDa Award in Service his senior year, which honors distinguished performers in The School of Music, Theatre & Dance named after the woman who donated the land on which the campus was built.

   After graduation, he moved to New York City, and signed with the Daniel Hoff Talent Agency to continue his successes in booking regional/touring work. Some of his favorite credits include the national tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, and regional premieres of Something Rotten, Shrek: The Musical, and Disney’s Newsies.

   Joey shifted his focus back to dance education, as he has been teaching/setting choreography at studios across the Midwest and east coast for the past 10 years.. His students, choreography, and teaching has been awarded and acknowledged at numerous competitions. He is proud to be a part of The Energy Dance Source, a touring intensive primarily teaching storytelling and auditioning for dancers. Along with being a guest Professor of Dance at his alma mater, his most recent teaching credits include jazz/contemporary instructor at Greenwich Dance Studio in Cos Cob, Ct, and Assistant Competition Director of Fusion Dance Center in Roselle Park, NJ. Currently, he is a freelance instructor, competition coach, and choreographer based in the Logan Square Area. He is also an adjudicator, emcee, and convention class instructor for Turn It Up, StarQuest, and Elite National Dance Competitions.

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