Joe Perez hales from Chicago, Illinois, and began his professional dance career with the Empire State Ballet Co., (NY). Joseph’s dance career has taken him across the United States, as well as performing internationally with various companies, including Disney (Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea), and in the Canadian productions of “West Side Story” (Stratford Festival), “Don Quixote”, “Nixon in China” (COC), “Dance Legends”, “Sweet Charity” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (Drayton Festival); “Evita” (Neptune Theatre), and “Rocky Horror Show” (Stage West Mississauga). Some film/television credits include “Total Recall” (Assistant Choreographer), “Pompeii”; “The Strain”, “The Next Step”, “Bomb Girls”, “Hellcats”, and commercials for WalMart/Coca-Cola (Earn It), Staples (Back to School) and Canon. Joe was one of the featured dancers for the PanAm 2015 Closing and ParaPanAm 2015 Opening Ceremonies in Toronto.
Throughout his professional dance career, Joe has had the opportunity to teach master classes in Hip-Hop, Jazz and Ballet in Detroit (Dance Dynamic and Sherry’s Performing Arts School), Buffalo (Clark Academy of Dance), and Columbia (SC) for Southern Strut. Many of his pieces have won top awards and he is well respected as a choreographer. In Canada, he’s also taught in various studios (competition and repertoire) and has guest taught/choreographed in numerous Toronto-area dance studios. He is certified with USGF safety certificate and Canadian Association Gymnastics. He is also part of Acro Alliance and affiliated with 5 Star dance Company and World Performers Canada. He shares his joy and experience of dance at his own studio where he instills a passion to each of his students.
For the past 2 yrs, Joe also has been hired as choreographer and attendant on the audition panel of the World Performers Canada Team.
Joe continues to be a sought after adjudicator for many dance competitions, including MOVE, SHOCK Dance Challenge, FEVER, Candance, and more.