Joey Hernandez ’11 is a first-generation college graduate receiving his B.A. in Dance and Health & Society from Beloit College where he has been privileged to return as a visiting instructor for the Dance Department and Upward Bound Program. He relocated to Oakland, CA from the Midwest and will graduate in 2021 with his M.F.A in Dance from Mills College. Before his move to the Bay Area Joey was adjunct dance faculty at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin Madison, and Carthage College. Prior to his collegiate teaching positions he was on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Chicago. Performance credits include: Carnival Los Angeles & Chicago, The Millennium Experience, The Miss Illinois Pageant, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Wisconsin Sports Awards, and Legends in Concert (Las Vegas, NV).
Joey has had the privilege to set pieces for: Chicago’s Choreographers Carnival, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and The Milwaukee School of the Arts. Joey has contributed guest classes at DePaul University (Chicago, IL), Athletic Garage (Pasadena, CA), East Coast Edge (Boston, MA). In addition to instructing for Dance Masters of Wisconsin Inc, Southern Association of Dance Masters, and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Joey has the great fortune to be a judge for Applause Talent and StarQuest International for almost a decade.
Stay up to date on Joey’s recent work on social media via Instagram: joey_hernandez23.