Faculty

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis

Joe was born and raised in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, and can be easily identified by his cacophonous laughter. He began his training in Rochester, New York, and continued to receive his BFA from The Juilliard School on scholarships from The NYCDAFoundation and Cornell University. During his training he performed principal roles in the works of Symphony of Psalms by Jirí Kylián, and Baker’s Dozen by Twyla Tharp. He also performed works by notable choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Kyle Abraham, Martha Graham, Camille A. Brown and Brian Brooks. Upon graduation, he joined LA based contemporary repertory company, BODYTRAFFIC, where he traveled to Algeria twice as a cultural ambassador for the arts representing The U.S. in the International Modern Dance Festival. As a company member he toured internationally to Russia, Holland, Poland, Indonesia, and Mexico, and choreographed internationally in the cities of Jakarta and Hong Kong. During his time with BODYTRAFFIC he performed works by renowned choreographers, Hofesh Shechter, Micaela Taylor, Arthur Pita, Victor Quijada, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, Sidra Bell and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. On film, Joe can be seen in the music video Man’s World, written by MARINA and directed by Alexandra Gavillet, as well as Requim for Air and Normalcy by Laurie Sefton. In addition to performing and choreographing, he has taught master classes at institutions such as Steps on Broadway, Loyola Marymount University, Chapman University, Santa Monica College and UCLA, and is currently on Ballet Faculty at California Institute of the Arts. Joe is a core Dance Church® teacher, an all-level, all-inclusive dance fitness class made for everybody.