In Autumn 2021, he was Movement Director for Fair Play, A Bush Theatre Direction by Ella Road. Other commissions and achievements to date include working with The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, DanceEast (where he is Associate Artist), Secret Cinema (in collaboration for the premiere of Les Miserables), Boston Conservatoire of Dance, Middlesex University, Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, EDge, National Youth Ballet/ Bundesjugendballett, Richard Alston Dance Company, Junior Ballet Madrid (Elephant in the Black Box), and East Wall (with Hofesh Shechter). He was also awarded the Best Choreography Award at New York’s Reverb Dance Festival.
Alongside extensive teaching and independent commissions, Joseph runs his dance company Just Us Dance Theatre, a collective founded 2007 where he has established an international Artis Development Programme in Brazil and the UK’s first annually running Hip Hop Apprenticeship company. He is also co-founder of artist-led hip-hop initiative Artists4Artists.
After her first child she transitioned from performer to rehearsal director for Joseph Toonga and JUDT and supported the curation and establishment of the Let’s Shine Mentorship programme and their national and international touring activity.
In 2016 as well as becoming core producing support for Joseph Toonga, Emily became a founding team member of Artists 4 Artists alongside Joseph Toonga and Lee Griffiths: creating the UK’s first artist led initiative working to upskill Hip Hop choreographers and raise the visibility of the sector.
She has previously worked as a freelance producer with organisation’s The Place, Greenwich Dance, East London Dance and in 2017 worked for Richard Alston Dance Company. Previous artists include Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade (K.R.U.M.P Macbeth), Caramel Solider and Jorge Crecis, Nadia Gardner and Ricardo Da Silva. She currently works producing for Kloe Dean. And supports Nadia Gardner and Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade.
Emily is a pleasure to work with, she is conscientious with an eye for detail and strategic, making considered decision making. She has been a key driving force in building successful projects with Joseph Toonga and Just Us Dance Theatre – Helen Dawson, DanceEast.