Joshua Thomson

Joshua is a 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) graduate of the Queensland University of Technology. In 2006 Joshua joined Tasdance where he worked with Tanja Liedtke, Byron Perry and Nanette Hassall. That year he also became a guest artist of dancenorth under the new directorship of Gavin Webber. Joshua later became a full time member of dancenorth for 3 years until 2009, performing in ‘Gravity Feed’, ‘Night Cafe’, ‘Remember Me’ and the highly successful national tour of ‘Underground’. In 2008 Joshua attended ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria, where he participated in, and taught workshops.

In 2009 he toured throughout the UK with Tanja Liedtke’s ‘Twelfth Floor’,

performed in ‘Equus’ with the Perth Theatre Company as both a Dancer and Actor, and Gavin Webbers ‘The Rock Show’ (QPAC). Joshua has worked with numerous dance and theatre companies in Australia and abroad, which include Expressions, Splinter Group, La Boite Theatre Company, and PVC – Physical Virus Collective (Germany), and has also worked with independent choreographers such as Ross McCormack, Troy Mundy, Jo Stone and Paulo Castro.

Joshua was a key member in the Australians in residency program at the Festspielhaus Sankt Pölten, Austria where they created ‘Legless’ and also performed Gavin Webber’s ‘Remember Me’ as part of that Festival.

This year he has performed ‘Food Chain’ by the Animal Farm Collective in the Sydney Festival, which has had continued European touring Produced by Performing Lines and PVC (Germany) He also performed in Shaun Parker & Company’s ‘Happy as Larry’ in the Melbourne Dance Massive Festival, which has also toured UK and Europe. He has also work as a part of “The Voyage” which was out door multimedia spectacle created by Legs On The Wall and Motionhouse UK.

Josh was also the rehearsal director for Craig Bary and Lisa Griffiths for their highly successful debut season of ‘Side To One’.

Joshua’s teaching credits include Forcemajeure, Shaun Parker & Company’s, Footnote Dance Company, New Zealand School of Dance, WAAPA, NADISA Tanja Liedtke international workshops, dancenorth, Buzz Dance Theatre, STRUT Dance, LINK Dance Company, Splinter Group and PVC.

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