Joey Hernandez 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. Currently Joey can be found as the associate
lecturer of Hip-Hop at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Madison.
In addition, to his role as an adjunct professor at Carthage College. Prior to his positions with UW-
Milwaukee, UW-Madison, and Carthage he was on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Chicago and
thee artistic director of Resilience Dance Company a pre-professional mentorship program.
Performance credits include: Carnival Los Angeles & Chicago, The Millennium Experience, The Miss
Illinois Pageant, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival
Gala, Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Wisconsin Sports Awards, and Legends in Concert (Las Vegas,
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
the University of Wisconsin Madison, Athletic Garage (Pasadena, CA), East Coast Edge Boston, MA
and award-winning choreography for many dance studios and high school dance teams across the
United States. In addition, to being a featured instructor for Dance Masters of Wisconsin Inc,
Southern Association of Dance Masters, Dance Master’s Heartland, and Chicago National Association
of Dance Masters. Joey has the great fortune to be a judge for Applause Talent and StarQuest Dance.
His most satisfying accolade is promoting advocacy, awareness, and raising donations in support of
the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America. (CCFA.Org) through his open in studio workshop series
titled “Dance-4- Change. Currently Joey is focused on furthering his education by researching
collegiate programs and pursuing his Masters Degree in Dance.
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