Joseph Toonga

Joseph Toonga

Artistic Director

  • Location: London
  • Freelancer: Available

Joseph Toonga originates from Cameroon but was raised in the East end of London. As an artist Joseph is fascinated with the rawness, compactness and precision that Hip-Hop provides and how he can fuse it with the shaping and structure more commonly used in contemporary choreography. He aims to create a unique vocabulary, whilst incorporating storytelling and narrative to his work to explore and physicalize emotive themes relevant in today’s society. Joseph also runs his own dance company ‘Just Us Dance Theatre’, which was founded in 2007 and works around an ethos to inspire, nurture and support and aims to provide the conditions for artists to create and collaborate. Through ‘Just Us Dance Theatre’ Joseph has established two mentoring programmes (Let’s Shine Mentorship and New&Notable) to support and provide the tools and opportunities for young emerging Hip-Hop dance theatre artists to achieve their goals. Joseph has also been commissioned to make work for the German National Youth Ballet, Richard Alston Dance Company, Edge, Middlesex University and has also won festivals in both the EU and USA. He has also performed in Italy, France, Holland USA and around the UK. As well as creating work that has a unique expressive style and is relatable to the masses, as an artist Joseph is very passionate about impacting the youth of today through dance.

Work History

choreographer - Middlesex uni

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016

Guest Choreographer - EDge (Postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School)

Sep 2015 - Oct 2015

Guest Choreographer - Germany National Youth Ballet

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015

Guest choreographer - Richard Alston Dance Company

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

Education

Contemporary Dance - BA Honour degree - London Contemporary Dance School

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013

Skills

  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dancer
  • Hip hop
  • Urban Dance

Network