Contemporary Lyrical & Musical Theatre Choreographer

Joel will be joining me at my upcoming masterclasses as a contemporary and musical theatre choreographer. Training professionally at Laine Theatre Arts, Joel has since performed in a huge range of successful and acclaimed theatre productions. This includes the international tour of Wicked as a dance swing and the original West End revival company of 42nd Street.

Joel’s experience and expertise make him the perfect addition to my fabulous #DreamTeam of choreographers. I can’t wait for all you gorgeous dancers to experience either his contemporary or musical theatre dance class!

In Joel’s contemporary class, you will explore a journey of emotional connection, high energy and strong technique. The movement will be high in technical ability and strength and performed with feeling and passion. Dive into the world of a Broadway show with Joel’s musical theatre jazz class. You’ll learn a combination to a track from a musical while developing a fitting style, energy and performance quality. Expect a positive, welcoming and upbeat energy in both classes!

#DreamTeam nickname: Joelex

Favourite musical or film dance number: Come From Away

Earliest dance memory: Dancing my first modern solo to “Word Up” by Cameo

Song most likely to get you on the dance floor: Sean Paul – Get Busy or Freed From Desire – Gala

Most embarrassing on-stage moment: Slipping over onstage and splitting my trousers…bum to audience!

Best piece of advice you’ve received: Stay humble and allow your talent to speak for itself

Theatre credits: A Chorus Line; Seussical; Peter Pan (SECC Arena, Glasgow); Cinderella (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton); Wicked (International Tour); 42nd Street (West End); On the Town (Osaka, Tokyo and Japan).

Television credits: The People’s Strictly (BBC Comic Relief); The Royal Variety; Mel and Sue’s Generation Game; The Olivier Awards.