Fall 2015 BC Beat Choreographer
Joseph C. Wiggan, native of Los Angeles, began tap dance with Paul and Arlene Kennedy. Joseph is a 2003 Music Center Spotlight Award winner, 2004 Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and winner of the 2005 Princess Grace Award for outstanding artistic achievement. Joseph performed in the american tour of Riverdance, tap dance musical Imagine Tap! choreographed by Derick K. Grant, and toured France and abroad in Jerome Savary's musical comedy À la Recherche de Joséphine. As a teacher he has shared his artistry with people in Sweden, Japan, France, Guatemala, and Taiwan to name a few. Joseph has been a cultural exchange performer in Cuba, Peru, and Russia. Also, a featured guest in concert with Orlando Poleo, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Strickland, and Wynton Marsalis. Joseph works as a member of The Double J's, a tap duo act with his older sister Josette. With her, he toured in two Cirque du Soleil shows spanning four years, and recently performed at the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Joseph attends the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music as a tap dancer, and hopes that other tap dancers will apply to university jazz programs worldwide!