Joshua Dean: (Artistic Director - Performer in “Cirque Le Jazz”, “2 To Fly”, “A Vintage Affair”, & “Boys Night: A Cirquelesque Revue”)
Joshua Dean is jubilant to be combining so many of his favorite things into The 2 Ring Circus. He has performed many years as an aerialist, dancer, and musical theater performer, and now he is combining it all into one project. As an aerialist, he has worked with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, AcroBack, ImaginAerial, and helped to create NYC’s first aerial theater company, Suspended Cirque. He is seen regularly in NYC at Galapagos Art Space and various corporate and private events. He has been teaching aerial arts for several years at Trapeze School New York. Soon he will be heading the new aerial arts classes at Pace University, where he is currently on faculty as a Adjunct Professor of Dance. His aerial and ground choreography has been seen in Broadway Bares, “Carnival!” at Goodspeed Opera House, “Peter Pan” at Alabama Shakespeare Theater, “Odyssey: The Epic Musical” produced by the Araca Group, “Aida” and “Aladdin” at Seaside Music Theater, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Fiddler on the Roof” at Lincoln Amphitheatre, and “Big River” at Ohio Valley Summer Theater. As a dancer, he has worked with Twyla Tharp, performed in Cats (Tumblebrutus), West Side Story (Snowboy), and Annie Get Your Gun at Marriott Lincolnshire, Cats (Mistoffelees) at Seaside Music Theater, and The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) at Lincoln Amphitheatre and many more.