JOE TREMAINE
President, Co-Founder
Dance Styles: Jazz, Character Work
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CHOREOGRAPHER AND TEACHER
 
Joe Tremaine started dancing when he was four years old, and hasn’t stopped since. This charismatic, six foot tall man grew up in tiny Oak Ridge, Louisiana (population 250) and, until he was old enough to drive, his mother would take him to dance class three times a week in Monroe, 35 miles away.

Joe began teaching dance in high school and then furthered his passion in college. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Northeastern University of Louisiana and moved to New Orleans where he trained and performed at the New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Opera. Joe then moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre, where he swiftly landed dance and summer stock jobs.

He performed in Caterina Valente’s European Shows, became a June Taylor Dancer on "The Jackie Gleason TV Show", worked on the movie "Hello, Dolly," performed in "Ed Sullivan Specials" and was asked to be the lead dancer on "The Jerry Lewis Show" at NBC Television in Burbank; a career move which brought him to Los Angeles, California, in 1967 and where he had a very successful career as a performer.

There he put together his own act called "Black, White and 14". It opened a new room at Anaheim’s Grand Hotel, and on opening night, Las Vegas producers Line Renaud and Loulou Gaste helicoptered in, caught the performance and hired them on the spot to star in their new Las Vegas review "Flesh". The show ran for a year at Caesar’s Palace and regularly sold out shows.

JOE TREMAINE DANCE CENTER & TREMAINE DANCE CONVENTIONS:

Joe opened his own studio in California in the 1970's, "Joe Tremaine Dance Center"; the dance studio to the stars, where he had thousands of students pass through his door. After nearly 30 years, he stepped aside from the Dance Center in order to devote more time to the conventions and competitions. Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions was established 1981. President Joe Tremaine and his staff tour the country to about 25 cities every year bringing professional choreography/teaching to over 50,000 dancers nationwide.

CREDENTIALS
Tremaine Dance Center - Owner & Teacher for over 23 years
University of California - Irvine & Riverside campuses
Former Vice President of the Professional Dancers Society of America
Co-Founder of the Professional Dancers Society’s Scholarship Program
Board of Advisors of the American Dance Awards
Board of Directors of the Professional Dancers Society
Board of Advisors of the Jazz Dance World Congress
Board of Advisors of Premiere Performing Arts in New York
among others...
 
AWARDS & HONORS RECEIVED
"Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance" - Career Transitions For Dancers - 2014
"Master Educator Award" - Carnival "Choreographer's Ball" - 2014
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Kids Artistic Review - 2013
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Dance Studio Life Magazine - 2011
"Star Teacher" Legacy Award from Dancers Over 40 - 2011
Special Recognition from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for his Contribution to the Arts - 2011
"President's Award" - Dance Masters of America - 2011
"Man of the Year" - The Michael Awards - 2008
"Tremaine Dance Convention & Competition Days" Proclamation from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 2007 
"Extaordinary Contribution to The Dancer and the Dance World" - Professional Dancers Society - 2006
"Best Dance Instruction Video" - American Video Conference
"Best Instructional Video in the World" - Billboard/MTV
"Joe Tremaine Day" - State of Louisiana
"Joe Tremaine Day" - City of Shreveport, LA
"Key to the City" - City of Shreveport, LA
"Key to the City" - Monroe, LA
"Outstanding Achievement in Dance Education" - The Bob Fosse Awards
"Excellence in Jazz Dance" - Dance Educators of America
"Founders Award" - Friendship Through Dance
"Gus Giordano Lifetime Achievement Award" - Jazz Dance World Congress
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Jazz Dance L.A.
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Retter Productions
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Dance Under the Stars, Palm Springs, CA
"The Gypsy Robe" - Professional Dancers Society
Judge at the Miss America Pageant 1998
National Spokesman for National Dance Week 2000
...among others

Joe has choreographed for every medium in the entertainment industry including television, movies, videos, commercials, nightclub acts, industrials and concerts. His fast, funky and "very today" jazz is sometimes rock & roll, sometimes character, but always fun, exciting, entertaining, and useful. Internationally known choreographer, coach and teacher, Joe has worked with entertainers such as:

MALE ENTERTAINERS
MILTON BERLE     TOMMY TUNE     BOB HOPE     ART CARNEY     JACK BENNY
ALICE COOPER     SONNY BONO     HAL LINDEN     ALAN ALDA     HINTON BATTLE
among others...
 
FEMALE ENTERTAINERS
CAMERON DIAZ     CHRISTINA APPLEGATE     SELMA BLAIR     PAULA ABDUL
among others...
 
CHOREOGRAPHERS
JUNE TAYLOR     NICK CASTLE     PETER GENNARO     JAIME ROGERS
among others... 
 
Besides Joe’s passion for dance, his foremost love and passion are his dogs. . . Axl (Wire Hair Fox Terrier), Boogie (aka - Boogie Woogie) (Curly Coated Retriever) and Zeke (1995-2006) (Curly Coated Retriever) who was truly Joe’s soul mate.
 
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