Joel is originally from College Station, Texas where he began dancing at the age of nine at his mother's dance studio. Since the day he took his first class he has never wanted to stop! At the age of 15, Joel starting training at American Jazz Dance Company in Spring, Texas under the direction of Cece White and Kim Kelley, and also with the International Ballet of Houston under the direction of Richard and Jill D'Alton. Through the many years of performance and training, Joel has received numerous awards and scholarships in all genres of dance. He has trained with numerous faculty including Joe Lanteri, Joe Tremaine, Lauryn Adams, Jason Parsons, Joey Dowling, D.J. Guthrie, Christian Vincent, and Mia Michaels just to name a few. He has also attended Summer Intensives with ABT-(American Ballet Theatre), NYCDA, The Pulse, NUVO, and West Coast Dance Explosion. As well as training with many choreographers, and at several intensives, he trained and performed for a year closely along side the Tremaine Faculty staff in their performance company. As well as being a performer, Joel has also grown to love teaching. He has taught master classes and year-long classes to students of all ages, as well as high school and collegiate level classes, at various studios and dance teams in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and California. His choreography spans a wide range of styles, from Contemporary to Hip Hop, and is always inspired by new movement and trends as well as classic styles. After training for a year at American Jazz Dance Company he received a full dance scholarship to Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He accepted his scholarship, where he trained for one year, and then was offered a contract with McDonald Selznick Associates in Los Angeles. He then moved to Los Angeles and began pursuing his career where he has done numerous professional jobs including work as an assistant to choreography on Willow Smith’s “Fireball” music video under the Direction of Tina Landon and Jason Myhre. He performed as a Featured in hit music videos such as “Best Friends Brother” starring Victoria Justice and “Infinite Love” by A.R. Rahman. Joel has also performed in many web-series with KidzBop, and can be seen as Prince Charming in the hit dance video game “Just Dance Disney”. Joel has also been seen in a national holiday commercial for Verizon Wireless singing “Home for the Holidays” and dancing along-side Sutton Foster on the hit TV drama “Bunheads”. Some other credits include “Shake It Up” on Disney Channel, “Dancin' Fools” on Fox, and “Real Life: The Musical” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Joel has recently performed as a backup dancer at TEDx Vancouver and has also been seen recently at Miss Texas 2016 where he choreographed and performed for Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas. He currently works as a Master Teacher and Judge for Crowd Pleasers Dance in Houston, Texas.