Since graduating Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2008, Joseph Simons has become one of Australia’s busiest performers, and innovative young director/choreographers.
Touring extensively throughout USA, UK, Asia and Australia, Joseph has worked for major dance companies including Chunky Move (Connected, I Like This), Lucy Guerin Inc. (Structure and Sadness, Untrained) and West Australian Ballet (soloist: Dolly, Lickety Split, Title role: Pinocchio). He has also been in development casts for Force Majeure, Australian Dance Theatre and DV8 Physical Theatre, London.
Joseph performed in the Australian premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It (The Production Company). He choreographed Miss Saigon for Footlight Productions and choreographed/assistant directed the award-winning Reception: The Musical, alongside David Wicks. He has directed music videos for bands including Elisha Bones (Guts) and The Hounds Homebound (Sandy). He also directed and choreographed STRING, a short film which was a finalist in the International “Dance &” Film Competition.
Most recently, Joseph has been touring his one-man-show First Things First throughout USA, Asia and Australia – scoring him nominations for Outstanding Male Performer (Perth FringeWorld Awards), Best Male Dancer (Green Room Awards) and Performer of the Year (Queens Ball Awards).