BalletRED is a creative sanctuary dedicated to creating cutting edge multidisciplinary contemporary ballet works. The BalletRED spectacular is not to be mistaken for a dance concert, but rather an extraordinary display of uninhibited imagination intersecting the arts.
Founded and guided by the artistic vision of Director/Choreographer Josie Walsh, who has garnished much recognition for her distinctive hybrid style of edgy classical and contemporary ballet fusion represented by her signature one heel one pointe shoe trademark, along with her dynamic collaboration with composer Jealous Angel, aerialists, b-boys, hip-hop, musicians, visual artists, fashion and multimedia designers. BalletRED, with a firm finger on the pulse, is current and culturally relevant.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER
Josie Walsh is the Artistic Director / Choreographer of BalletRED, The Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives LA, SF NYC and Project Protégé. Josie has danced professionally with the Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland where she began her choreographic career. Moving onto several freelance projects throughout Europe she returned to Los Angeles and integrated this vast background into the commercial as well as concert dance world. Known as the “Renegade” ballerina for her cutting edge hybrid style of edgy classical and contemporary ballet fusion, Josie is infamous for transcending boundaries and setting new trends. Josie was named 25 to watch by Dance Magazine, awarded the “Outstanding Choreography Award at the Youth American Grand Prix, NBC World of Dance Season 2 Choreographer for Contemporary Ballet couple Avery Gay and Marcus Sargeant and honored with the endorsement from the Los Angeles Times as "Faces to Watch" for Dance.
Josie directs and choreographs for TV, film and stage. COMMERCIAL CREDITS include: Walt Disney “Tinkerbell”, A&E The Cleaner “Cinderella”, “YAHOO” national commercial, UTV international movie logo identity, STARZ “Torchwood”, MGM movie premiere “Bullet Proof Monk”, CBS “That’s Life”, Red Bull “Formula One”, LA Music Awards, Paul Mitchell Industrial, “Inappropriate Comedy” feature film, “Get Ur Ballet On” and "OMG she's a REAL Ballerina" music videos for Jealous Angel, “Pilgrim” Rock Opera, Asia Entertainment, Queen Mary Live, Focus Fish Flying Circus, Project Angel Food. CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMMISSIONS: “Dreams” with Rock Legend Sammy Hagar live for Gala De Danza, “Intertwined” Gala De Danza/Ballet West/YAGP Gala, “Invocation” YAGP Gala NYC and Gala De Danza, “Eternity”, “Convergence” for Gala De Danza, “Texture of Time” Festival Ballet Theatre, “Secret Garden” (full length) State Street Ballet and Festival Ballet Theatre, “Bach to Rock” State Street Ballet, “Sirens” Los Angeles Ballet, “Transmutation“ Los Angeles Ballet, “Timeless” Joffrey SF, “Marine Machines” Joffrey West, “Lingogo” Joffrey West”, “Luminate” Luminario Ballet, “Deconstructed” Harvard Ballet, “Taming of the Shrew” Aeolian Ballet, “Found” & “Internal Affairs” Celebrate Dance, “Artemis” Santa Monica College, MyoKyo™ RED full length Renegade Rock Ballet productions: Urban Angels, Concrete Rose, Garden of Reason, Image-Nation, Gone with the Whim, Avalon and Carnivinyl.
Jealous Angel is a composer and performance artist who creates a sonic landscape of emotional depth through layers of dark electronica with clouds of acoustic guitar melodies. Partnering up with his wife Artistic Director/Choreographer Josie Walsh, he has composed numerous full-length ballet commissions for her as well as music for TV and film. Credits include: A&E- The Cleaner (Cinderella), Cinemax- Girls Guide to Depravity, VH1 Classic-That Metal Show, Discovery Channel, Echelon Conspiracy (Feature Film), Zombie Strippers (Feature Film), NFL Football and College Football. Full length Ballets: Texture of Time, Secret Garden, Sirens, Isle of Avalon, Intertwined, Convergence, Urban Angels, Transmutation, Avatar, Intertwined, Other Worldly, Concrete Rose, Intersection, Garden of Reason, Gone with the Whim, Image-Nation, Avalon, Carnivinyl, Luminate, Taming of the Shrew and Golden Doorway.
"There is nothing more exhilarating than creating an original score to be brought to life by world class dancers and choreography."
– JEALOUS ANGEL
RENEE KESTER | AJ ABRAMS
MARIANA CARRILLO | EVAN SWENSON
SKYE SCHMIDT | LEILA DRAKE
CAMERON SCHWANZ | ASHLEY HOFFMAN
KEIRA SCHWARTZ | SADIE BLACK
ALEX LAYA | MARCUS SARGEANT
KRIS JOBSON | MERRITT MOORE
RACHAEL ANDERSON | ANGELA REBELO
SEASON DE ANGELIS | EILA NEUROTH
NICOLE REINEMAN | ANGELA REBELO ANDREW BRADER | AVERY GAY
"Dance represents the deepest freedom of expression in that it leaves nothing to hide behind… nothing to obscure the naked truth that as a dancer you are the art."
– JOSIE WALSH