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.
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)
Commonwealth Bank Australian of the Day: Interview and Images (November 2015)
Anywhere Festival: Review of The Golden Age (August 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)
Arts Tasmania: Article on Tasdance Residency (February 2012)