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 producer and choreographer for professional, youth and community- based works.

Joshua is the founding CEO and Artistic Director of Hobart’s youth dance company, DRILL, and between 2007 and 2020 produced and choreographed numerous major works and educational programs for the company. In 2014 Joshua was awarded both the Premier's Young Achiever of the Year Award and the Bokprint Arts & Cultural Development Award, and in 2010 the Regional Arts Australia Volunteer Award for Outstanding Contribution for his work with DRILL.

Between 2018 and 2019 Joshua was also the Artistic Director of Melbourne's pre-professional dance company, Yellow Wheel, previously working as the founding Company Manager since 2012.

Joshua has been engaged for numerous teaching positions, residencies and as a commissioned choreographer, independently and for organisations such as Tasdance, Festival of Voices and QL2 (Canberra). He has performed numerous times for Dark MOFO, including Hermann Nitsch’s work, 150.Action.

In 2014 Joshua was an Asialink Resident and spent time working in Sumatra with Institut Seni Indonesia, learning traditional dance forms, lecturing in contemporary dance, and creating a new work, Hamba/Thrall. He returned in 2017 to perform his solo Black Words in Golden Speech for the Festival Langgam Tari II, which was then again performed at a part of Moonah Moves in Hobart, 2018.

In 2019 Joshua worked across numerous projects including SIMULCAST for Dance Massive, The Stance for Ten Days on the Island, major seasons for DRILL and Yellow Wheel, and was a part of the Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders Program.



Image by Luke Byrne





PREVIOUS POSITIONS


Founding Artistic Director
January 2007 - March 2020

Artistic Director
October 2018 - October 2019

Company Manager
August 2012 - October 2018






AWARDS + PROGRAMS


Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders Program (2019)

Best Production for Cold Omens - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (Physical Theatre) (2017)

Best Production for Trash This Place - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (Physical Theatre) (2016)

Best Production for Radical Kid - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (Physical Theatre) (2015)

Best Choreography for Radical Kid - Tasmanian Theatre Awards (Physical Theatre) (2015)

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)






WORKS


Take Hold
DRILL
Dance Film - Made with students from King Island District School (September 2019)

   → Click here to see the film (2019)

NEON
DRILL
Season - Hobart (August 2019)

   → Click here to see the preview (2019)

Tide
Yellow Wheel
Performance - Australian Youth Dance Festival, Melbourne (July 2019)

Confluence
DRILL
Dance Film - Made with students from Mountain Heights School, Queenstown (November 2018)

   → Click here to see the film (2018)

Cybernetic
DRILL (Junior Company)
Season - Hobart (November 2018)

   → Click here to see the preview (2018)

Black Words in Golden Speech
Independent Solo
Performance - ISI Sumatra (April 2018)
Performance - Hobart (September 2018)
Nothing/Something/Everything
DRILL
Performance - Queens Domain, Hobart (March 2018)
Performance - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (May 2018)
Performance - Resource Work Cooperative, Hobart (December 2018)

Cold Omens
DRILL
Season - Hobart (August 2017)
Winner of Best Production (Physical Theatre - Tasmanian Theatre Awards)

   → Click here to see the trailer (2017)

Destructive Feedback
DRILL
Season - Hobart (September 2016)

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
Season - Hobart (March 2015)
Winner of Best Production (Physical Theatre - Tasmanian Theatre Awards)

   → 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
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
Season - Earl Arts Centre, Launceston (February 2011)

   → Click here to see a preview

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

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ROADWORKS
DRILL
Season - Launceston (January 2008)

   → Click here to see a preview

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

   → Click here to see a preview






ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS


ArtsHub announcement of resignation from DRILL (December 2019)

ArtsHub review of NEON (August 2019)

ArtsHub interview for the Australian Youth Dance Festival (July 2019)

ArtsHub review of DRILL's Dance Nexus (June 2019)

Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders Profile (December 2018)

ArtsHub announcement of new Artistic Director of Yellow Wheel (October 2018)

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)