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Joseph Caruana

Joseph Caruana, Company Dancer/Resident Choreographer, is a co-founder of Elements Contemporary Ballet. In addition to studying with Elements' Artistic Director Mike Gosney he trained at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School Professional Division on full scholarship and with The Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles’ apprenticeship program. He has also attended workshops with the Boston Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and the Lou Conte Dance Center. Prior to co-founding Elements, he was a member of River North Chicago Dance Company for three years. He has performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theatre, SD Prism Dance Theatre, Civic Ballet of Chicago, Evanston Dance Ensemble, and in numerous trade shows, as well as worked in TV and film. As a choreographer, his work has been accepted as a finalist into the McCallum Theatre’s Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and presented as part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DanceBridge program. Caruana was also recently awarded an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship to develop his new ballet, The Sun King.