Benois de la Danse nominee

Born in Warwick, New York, Joseph began dancing at age ten at the Orlando Ballet School in Florida and later continued his training with Vadim Fedotov and Irena Depler in Orlando.

In 2003 he was awarded the Gold medal at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon graduating with honors, he received the 2004 Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance from the Royal Ballet School. Named a National Training Scho╛lar after attending the 2003 American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive, he joined The American Ballet Studio Company for the 2004/2005 season. There he danced Principal roles in classical and contemporary works, inclu╛ding the Grand pas de deux from Don Quixote, throughout the U. S. He recently became the first American male to win the presti╛gious Gold medal at the 2005 New York International Ballet Competition.

Some of his recent roles include the Prince in The Nutcracker and in Cinderella, Peasant pas de deux from Giselle, Petal Miller-Ashmole's La Favorita pas de deux, Kirk Peterson's Eyes That Gently Touch, Anton Dolin's Variations for Four, Arthur Saint-Leon's La Vivandi and Stephen Mills Hush.