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.
Tremaine Dance Center - Owner & Teacher for over 23 years
Co-Founder of the Professional Dancers Society’s Scholarship Program
Board of Advisors of the American Dance Awards
Board of Advisors of Premiere Performing Arts in New York
AWARDS & HONORS RECEIVED
"Star Teacher" Legacy Award from Dancers Over 40
Special Recognition from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for his Contribution to the Arts - 2011
"Man of the Year" - The Michael Awards - 2008
"Tremaine Dance Convention & Competition Days" Proclamation from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 2007
Judge at the Miss Louisiana Pageant - 1999
"Founders Award" - Friendship Through Dance - 1997
"Best Dance Instruction Video" - American Video Conference - 1988
"Best Instructional Video in the World" - Billboard/MTV -
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: