Joseph Taylor


Joseph Taylor, Associate Professor of Theatre Movement and Dance, holds a BFA (1996) and an MFA (1998) in Dance from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Joseph was commissioned to choreograph abroad for a French dance company, Force Jazz; which led to a career length venture with multiple dance companies in France. Since then, he has choreographed more than 50 original choreographic works including an evening length piece titled; Tales of Airn, which is based on a children’s book written by James Clinton. As a professional dancer, Joe has had the honor to have worked for the Walt Disney World dancing in the Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage show at Disney Studios for 5 years; dancing on the high seas with Stiletto Entertainment on Holland-America Line ships for 2 years and performing up and down the East Coast in various Dinner Theatre venues. In 2006, he started teaching in the collegiate studio and choreographing/directing musicals. In 2019, he joined the faculty here at McLennan Community College and is looking forward to a long career sharing his passion of dance and theatre with his students. Personally, Joe is married to his amazing wife, Julie. They have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.