Artistic Director

Company Manager






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 numerous major works and educational programs 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 Australian 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, Gerard Vandyke as a part of KAGE COACH (2012), and Annie Greig during a three-month residency at Tasdance (2013).

Joshua has worked for Tasdance, having 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.

Since 2012 Joshua has also been the Company Manager of Melbourne's pre-professional dance company, Yellow Wheel, and has made two works for the company, including for I Came Here To Dance Once (2014), which was shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award. Joshua was an Asialink Resident in 2014 and spent time working in Sumatra with Institut Seni Indonesia.

In 2015 Joshua choreographed commissioned works for QL2 in Canberra, Festival of Voices in Hobart, and Frankston Arts Centre as a part of the Anywhere Festival, as well as serving on the Arts Tasmania (Organisations) and Australia Council for the Arts (Dance) funding panels and as a young leader in Dark MOFO's Hothouse program. After time spent travelling and working overseas in 2016, Joshua returned to create Destructive Feedback for DRILL as a part of Salamanca Moves, as well as perform in the festival.





Image by Luke Byrne





AWARDS + GRANTS


Best Physical Theatre Production for Radical Kid - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2016)

Best Physical Theatre Choreography for Radical Kid - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2016)

Commonwealth Bank Australian of the Day (2015)

Australian Dance Award Shortlistee for Hunger (2015)

Arts Tasmania Professional Development Fellowship (2015)

Clarence City Council Australia Day Citizen Award Recipient (2015)

The Premier's Young Achiever of the Year Award (2014)

The Bokprint Arts & Cultural Development Award (2014)

Asialink Resident - Indonesia (2014)

The Australia Council for the Arts - Early Career Residency (2013/2014)

Short+Sweet Arts Festival Melbourne - Outstanding Performance by a Male (2013)

The Australia Council for the Arts - ArtStart (2012)

The Australia Council for the Arts - JUMP Mentorship Program (2011)

The Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Award for Outstanding Contribution (2010)

Arts Tasmania Individuals Grant (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010)

Tasmanian Regional Arts Grant (2014, 2012, 2011, 2008)






WORKS


All The Things
QL2 Junior Project (Co-Choreographer)
Season - Canberra (October 2015)

The Golden Age
Yellow Wheel
Season - Frankston (August 2015)

   → Click here to see interviews from The Golden Age (2015)

All Your Worth
DRILL
Performance - Hobart (August 2015)

   → Click here to see excerpts from All Your Worth (2015)
   → Click here to see the full work

Radical Kid
DRILL Performance Company
Season - Hobart (March 2015)

   → Click here to see the Making of Radical Kid (2015)
   → Click here to see the trailer (2015)

Thrall / Hamba
Asialink Residency
Showing - ISI Padangpanjang (Sumatra) (October 2014)

   → Click here to see a preview (2014)

Hunger
Yellow Wheel
Season - Melbourne Fringe Festival (September 2014)

   → Click here to see the work (2014)

Alter
Tasdance Education Performance Project
Regional Tour - Tasmania (May 2014)
Prime
Independent Work
Creative Development - Tasdance, Launceston (Feb/March 2014)
Creative Development - KAGE Physical Theatre, Melbourne (October 2012)
Creative Development - PAF, France (September 2012)

   → Click here to see a preview (2014)
   → Click here to see a preview (2012)

Boy
Independent Work
Season - Short+Sweet Arts Festival Melbourne (December 2013)
Winner of Outstanding Performance by a Male

   → Click here to see the performance

REBELLION
DRILL Performance Company
Season - YARC, Hobart (July 2013)

   → Click here to see a preview

Bright Spark
Tasdance Education Performance Project
Regional Tour - Tasmania (May 2013)
Grimra
Independent Work
Creative Development - Theatreworks, Melbourne (July 2011)

   → Click here to see a preview

Primal Dust
DRILL Performance Company
Season - Earl Arts Centre, Launceston (February 2011)

   → Click here to see a preview

Fy
DRILL Performance Company
Season - Earl Arts Centre, Launceston (February 2010)
Nominated for an Australian Dance Award

   → Click here to see a preview

ROADWORKS
DRILL Performance Company
Season - Launceston (January 2008)

   → Click here to see a preview

MASQUE
DRILL Performance Company
Season - Earl Arts Centre, Launceston (August 2007)

   → Click here to see a preview






ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS


Interviews and behind the scenes from The Golden Age (January 2016)

Commonwealth Bank Australian of the Day: Interview and Images (November 2015)

Anywhere Festival: Review of The Golden Age (August 2015)

The Mercury: Editorial for Dark MOFO Hothouse (May 2015)

Dance Informa: Interview (June 2014)

The Examiner: Opinion Piece (May 2014)

The Examiner: Editorial for Alter (May 2014)

Ausdance Victoria: Member of the Month (April 2014)

Southern Cross Young Achiever Awards: Award Winners (April 2014)

Eastern Shore Sun: Editorial for Premiers Young Achiever of the Year Award (April 2014)

Arts Tasmania: Article on Tasdance Residency (February 2012)

The Australia Council for the Arts: ArtStart Profiles (2011)