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.
Josie directs and choreographs for TV, film and stage. Credits include: "YAHOO" national commercial, Walt Disney "Tinkerbell", A&E The Cleaner "Cinderella", UTV international logo identity, STARZ "Torchwood", MGM movie premiere "Bullet Proof Monk", CBS "That's Life", Red Bull "Formula One", NBC World of Dance Season 2, Americas Got Talent, LA Music Awards, Aimer fashion show Beijing China, Paul Mitchell Industrial, Vivienne Westwood Fashion show and Jeremy Scott Fashion Show, Zurich Opera, "Get Ur Ballet On" and "OMG she's a REAL Ballerina" music videos for Jealous Angel, "InAPPropriate Comedy" feature film, "Pilgrim" Rock Opera, Asia Entertainment, Queen Mary Live, Focus Fish Flying Circus, Project Angel Food. CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMMISSIONS: "Dreams" with Sammy Hagar of Van Halen for Gala De Danza, Invocation, Intertwined, Eternity and Convergence for Gala De Danza, YAGP Gala in NYC and Florida, "Texture of Time" Festival Ballet Theatre, "Secret Garden" (full length) State Street Ballet and Festival Ballet Theatre, "Bach to Rock", "Sirens" Los Angeles Ballet, "Transmutation" Los Angeles Ballet, "Deconstructed" Harvard Ballet, "Taming of the Shrew" Aeolian Ballet, "Found" "Internal Affairs" Celebrate Dance, "Artemis" Santa Monica College, MyoKyo™ / BalletRED full length Renegade Rock Ballet productions: Urban Angels, Concrete Rose, Garden of Reason, Image-Nation, Gone with the Whim, Avalon, Carnivinyl and Secret Garden.
Josie Walsh is the Founder,
Artistic Director and Choreographer of BalletRED and the JoffreyRED Pre-Professional program in Los Angeles. She is the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the year-round Ballet Director at the Industry Dance Academy. Josie has danced professionally with the Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland where she began her choreographic career. Moving on to several freelance projects throughout Europe before returning to Los Angeles where she 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. She was named 25 to watch by Dance Magazine, awarded "Outstanding Choreography" 4 times from the Youth American Grand Prix while featured in their NYC Gala, featured on NBC World of Dance Season 2 with "Avery and Marcus", Americas Got Talent with "Izzy and Easton". In addition, Josie is honored with the endorsement from the Los Angeles Times as "Faces to Watch" for her work as Artistic Director/Choreographer of BalletRED.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER
"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
Paul Rivera is the Music Director and Composer of BalletRED. He creates a sonic landscape of emotional depth through layers of electronica, rich melodies, acoustic guitar, and cello. Paul incorporates healing tones into his music after having his body's resonant tuning frequency mapped. His process is called "Tone of Mind" a sound bath that combines frequencies used for resonant healing, meditation, and merging of the subconscious with the conscious. Hypnotic, sensual, and dynamic you are sonically transported into a lucid dreamlike state. Partnering up with his wife Artistic Director/Choreographer Josie Walsh, he has composed numerous full-length contemporary ballet commissions for BalletRED 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 Contemporary Ballets: Secret Garden, Sirens, Texture of Time, Isle of Avalon, Incantation, Talisman, Deities, Intertwined, Convergence, Urban Angels, Transmutation, Avatar, Imperial, 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.
MUSIC DIRECTOR | COMPOSER
"There is nothing more exhilarating than creating an original score to be brought to life by world class dancers and choreography."
- PAUL RIVERA
RACHAEL ANDERSON | ADRIAN HOFFMAN
WILSON MAYO | MERRITT MOORE
SIENNA MORRIS | NATALIE PALMGREN
KYLE PONTE | NICOLE REINEMAN
AVALON RIVERA | KYLIE SHEA
SAMANTHA STRIPLIN | EVAN SWENSON