Director Joshua D. Estrada-Romero

Photo By: Mike Esperanza

Photo By: Mike Esperanza

 

Born and raised in Southern California, Joshua D. Estrada-Romero began his dance training at California State University, Fullerton. While performing and choreographing for their annual fall and spring concerts, he was also a member of CSUF’s Dance Repertory Theatre and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance in fall of 2008.  His extensive experience in dance, music, and art evolved through his dance memberships and training with Palindrome Dance Company, RhetOracle Dance Company, BARE Dance Company, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, and Kelly Alvarez & Artists. Joshua also worked with very well-known artists of the Limón Dance Company and Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and choreographer Victor Kabaniev. His recent projects include performances with freeFall Theatre in their production of The Light in the Piazza, performance at the Segerstrom Pacific Symphony Hall in Costa Mesa, and the production of The Nutcracker for Claylee’s Dance Academy and Tustin Dance Center. Joshua is the founder and artistic director of FUSE Dance Company based in Orange, CA, whose mission is to support and foster the growth and development of the performing arts in Southern California through performances, dance education, and dance community collaboration programs. FUSE has participated in many Southern California Dance Festivals including Santa Barbaras’s HHII Dance Festival, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Lineage Dance Festival, BlakTina Dance Festival, Temecula DanceXchange, RAW Artists, and has also had privilege of showcasing his work in Boston MA, Austin TX, New York NY, and Seattle WA. Joshua received his M.F.A in Dance from the University of California Irvine in 2016 and currently shares his passion as an instructor/choreographer to all dance students of California State University Fullerton, Mt. San Antonio College, Santa Ana College and the Orange County School of the Arts. His work has been commissioned at Saddleback College and CSUF, and has been a finalist for the Palm Desert Choreographer Dance Festival in 2008 and 2012, taking second place for his work “Beyond the Body” in 2008. In 2018, his company held a Residency at Mt. San Antonio college. He has held master classes and workshops at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet in Alaska, Round Rock Repertory in Austin Tx, Cypress College, San Pedro Ballet, Long Beach City Ballet,  and numerous high schools across L.A., Orange County and the Inland Empire. For the past five years, Joshua has produced and directed SYNTHESIS, a choreographer dance festival. Each year SYNTHESIS is held at the Curtis Theatre in Brea and showcases choreographers across the U.S., helping build a stronger dance community in Orange County. His recent exploration in other movement practices such as boxing and taekwondo creates an athletic approach to movement. In addition to teaching and choreographing concert dances, Joshua has explored dance photography and dance on film.