Justin began his dance training at the age of 6 in Carroll, Iowa. He spent several years at a young age competing in the convention / competition circuit winning top awards and scholarships. As an example, at Spotlight, Dance Caravan, and Celebrity, Justin received 1st overall awards for his work and was selected to travel to nationals and become part of their protege groups. At Celebrity Dance, he was then selected as an actual staff member for four years which led him to travel and dance while in high school.
After high school, Justin decided to further his dance training by attending the University of Arizona where he majored in dance. His primary curriculum focus was in ballet, jazz, and modern. He took additional courses in contemporary, hip hop, tap, improv, musical theater, teaching methods, kinesiology, injury prevention, and yoga. While attending college he was chosen to travel with several companies, one of which allowed him to dance in China for a month. Justin graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He then moved to Hollywood where he started teaching, choreographing, and working in the dance industry.
As a professional dancer in Los Angeles for the past several years, Justin has danced for companies such as Reebok, Redkin, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, Grease Live, Vans, OPI Nails, and Cysco. Justin can be seen on TV with Eric Andre, and in music videos with Joe Jonas, 5th Harmony, Bonnie McKee, and Will Sparks. Justin dove into the musical theater industry with ’Sweet Charity’ at Reprise2.0, ‘Memphis’ at MTW. Finally, Justin was in the opening cast of FROZEN Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure.
Justin works with the following dance styles: