Joel regularly teaches classes, workshops and dance conventions nationwide. Some of the companies he has taught for include:
McDonald College – Faculty
Ballet Australasia (BAL) – Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop masterclass series, summer schools, and teacher workshops
Trinity Grammar – Hip Hop workshops
Showbiz Career Expo, Acer Arena – Audition workshop (instructor for OP Productions)
MLC School – Hip Hop workshops & assessments
Australia Teachers Of Dancing (ATOD) – Jazz & Tap scholarship workshops
Meriden College – Hip Hop workshops & assessments
NSW RSL Dance Championships – Competition Instructor
Ascham School – Hip Hop workshops, Stage & Street workshops
Holy Spirit College – Jazz workshops
SCEGGS, Darlinghurst – Hip Hop workshops
Dargie Entertainment – Fulltime Diploma Faculty
Along with many independent dance studios nationwide.
One memorable teaching experience was his first. Joel taught alongside actress Deborah Walley on her Australian “playshop” tour. Deborah is remembered fondly as Gidget in ‘Gidget Goes Hawaiian’, along with starring opposite Elvis Presley in ‘Spinout’.
Deborah and Joel’s week-long convention was held on the Gold Coast, and students travelled from across the country to take part in drama and dance workshops, culminating in a gala performance and award presentation.
Sadly, Deborah passed away a few years later and her Australian tour served as her final appearance. Joel was honoured to work with her.
More recently, Joel developed and choreographed a national Jazz syllabus that is taught throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is also part of the team developing a unique new initiative for Australia’s leading dance teachers.
Many of Joel’s ongoing dance students have been cast in musical theatre – including the Australian productions of ‘Annie’ & ‘The Sound Of Music’, Disney & Universal Studios theme parks, MTV Awards, & a wealth of television commercials & series – including ‘Young Talent Time’ & ABC’s ‘Dance Academy’.
For teaching enquiries or to check Joel’s availability, please visit the contact page.