Mr. Josh received his early training from Ballet Etudes in Mesa, after which he attended Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC on full scholarship. Upon graduation he embarked on a distinguished performing career over the next decade with Kirov Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona. Joshua was a finalist at the 1996 NY International Ballet Competition where he met his future wife, Natasha. Once retired from performing, Joshua began teaching around the Phoenix-Metro Valley in numerous area studios, as well as founding and directing Southwest Classical Dance Institute for a decade and has served as a permanent guest faculty member at Nutmeg Conservatory in CT.
The great majority of dancers have their first taste of dance through some kind of recreational program, many under the age of 5, perhaps in a ballet-tap-jazz combo class, or small part in a local community production...Unfortunately, many recreational studios are reluctant to encourage talented pupils to pursue their training goals at schools with more focused programs, falsely touting that they themselves can provide the necessary training.