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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh

A compilation of Josie Walsh's creative direction and choreography.

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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Watch BalletRED in an excerpt from the full-length, sold-out evening at the Broad Theater in Los Angeles. Artistic Director Josie Walsh presents the cutting edge work Urban Angels, set to an original score by composer Jealous Angel.

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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Excerpt from Josie Walsh's Convergence, featuring the artists of BalletRED. Music by Jealous Angel and a remix of Zoe Keating.

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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Director/Choreographer Josie Walsh presents a full length contemporary ballet set to an original cinematic score by composer Jealous Angel. Aerialists, multi-media digital set design, and shapeshifting costumes are interwoven in this cutting edge performance of distinctive artistry.

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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Excerpts from Josie Walsh and Jealous Angel's "Sirens", "Texture of Time", "Transmutation" featuring Los Angeles Ballet, Festival Ballet Theatre and BalletRED.

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Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Commissioned by: Christina Lyon

Special commission for Gala de Danza, Mexico and Youth America Grand Prix "Stars of Tomorrow Meet the Stars of Today" Gala in New York City.

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Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Sammy Hagar

Commissioned by: Christina Lyon

Special commission for Gala de Danza, Mexico with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star Sammy Hagar.

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Emmy Award Winner Derek Hough "I LOVE THE FUSION . . . IT HAD EVERYTHING"


Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh

BalletRED Dancers (Contestants): Avery Gay + Marcus Sergent

Taking ballet to new heights, Josie Walsh's innovative ballet fusion carves a new path on "World of Dance!"

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Get your BalletRED ON


Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

The GLAMOURINAS are a company of professional, high fashion ballerinas fusing contemporary ballet with high fashion to urban beats by DJ Jealous Angel. Created by Director/ Choreographer Josie Walsh, formerly of the Joffrey Ballet, Zurich Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre. The GLAMOURINAS signature style is dancing in one pointe shoe and one stiletto simultaneously, creating a cutting edge balance between high fashion night life and classical ballet. The Glamourinas are the embodiment of true elegance.


Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Dancer: Kenedy Kallas

Multiple award winning solo for protege Kendey Kallas.

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Director/Choreographer: Josie Walsh | Music: Jealous Angel

Riveting, cutting-edge performances that fuses ancient myths into an urban reality with all its sin, lust, love and hate. Told through high energy dancing, acrobatic aerialists defying gravity, and the renegade Industrial band KYO™ performing on stilts, Josie Walsh's Rock Operas transcends contemporary dance, drama and music, creating a stage phenomenon. Directed and choreographed by Josie Walsh, and features her dancers, aerialists and live industrial music by KYO™.

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Dance Magazine: "25 TO WATCH"

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. 


BalletRED's distinctive hybrid style of edgy classical and contemporary ballet fusion represented by her signature one heel one pointe shoe trademark, along with the 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 Walsh's work is TRANSFORMING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT MOVEMENT IN DANCE and particularly ballet. It's almost as though she has come up with an entirely new dance vocabulary. Her choreography takes you on a mesmerizing journey which tickles the imagination. BalletRED is exactly what Los Angeles needs!"


- JERI GAILE, Music Center Director, Spotlight Program



Dance Spirit Magazine: The Strangest, MOST AWESOME BALLET VIDEO EVER

"Steamy, sensuous and seriously high-flying - in every sense of the word - with gorgeous aerial ballets, cutting edge choreography and BREATHTAKING VISUALS guaranteed to stimulate the senses."

- VICTORIA LOOSELEAF - Los Angeles Times and Freelance Arts Journalist

"THE STRANGEST, MOST AWESOME BALLET VIDEO EVER - When this video by Jealous Angel popped up on my news feed today, I was intrigued. I mean, it's called, "Get UR Ballet On." It's so strange, yet so awesome. It's basically a mix of Twilight, risqué ballerinas and rock music. Here are some of my favorite lyrics: 'Get your ballet on, get your ballet on, get your ballet on - brisé, volé!' And let's not forget: 'Chassé piqué brisé volé...chassé piqué...fouetté fouetté!'

Awesome, right? What's even more awesome are the dancers - the girls perform the entire video in ONE POINTE SHOE AND ONE STILETTO!


Choreographed by Josie Walsh, who has danced with The Joffrey Ballet, Zurich Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre, the movement is super-technical and well-executed."


Los Angeles Times: "FACES TO WATCH"

"Josie Walsh is a REMARKABLY CREATIVE AND ORIGINAL choreographer, her work deserves to be widely known"

- LEWIS SEGAL - Los Angeles Times Dance Critic

"Josie Walsh is one of the most vital, talented,and original artists in her field of choreography and dance today. She CONSTANTLY AMAZES."


The Secret Garden at the Granada Theatre - State Street Ballet Presented Josie Walsh's Original Work

Sometimes, a rose is just a rose. On Saturday night at the Granada, though, a rose was much more. For the world premiere performance of director/choreographer Josie Walsh's The Secret Garden, State Street Ballet brought Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel to life with a swirling mix of stylistic, sonic, and VISUAL DICHOTOMIES THAT WORKED TOGETHER TO STUNNING EFFECT.

An adventurous hybrid of contemporary and classical dance, Walsh's Garden sprouted in the first act in the hands of Season Winquest. As Mary, the tale's young and orphaned protagonist, Winquest relayed pain and fear with a series of heavy, mostly floor-bound, turned-out movements, and later embodied the role of a wide-eyed and adventure-seeking youngster with a number of lithe and light-as-a-feather leaps and passes.

Against a collection of animated video projections by David Bazemore, which worked in place of any actual sets, the dancers were free to occupy the Granada's entire stage, and in large group dances the space was used in full. Both Act One's "Butterflies" and "Maze" scenes were of special note, beautifully occupying a world that was part classical ballet, part modern dance. For "Butterflies," nine dancers emerged from a collection of taut, parachute-like cocoons, seamlessly interweaving sexy flexed-feet partner work with hyper-feminine flight runs. Similarly, "Maze" made for an intricate game of interlocking arms and squared-off shoulders. Together, the dancers twisted and morphed their human labyrinth into myriad positions, allowing Winquest to pass and backpedal through the garden's mysterious paths.

Of equally impressive note was costume designers A. Christina Giannini and Anaya Cullen's contributions to the scene; both male and female dancers were equipped with large headdresses that appeared to be made of brambles, and the females donned similarly molded bustles, creating outfits that simultaneously evoked visions of steampunk warriors and topiary hornets. Not long after, dancers Bonnie Crotzer, Lelia Drake, and Kaori Takai donned black unitards and headpieces to create "Keylock," a hyper-sexualized and undeniably contemporary dance that found the trio crouching low with turned out feet and hands clenched in tight fists, moving spider-like to a bassy soundtrack of electronic beats.

Not surprisingly, Garden's most compelling moments came when Mary, Dickon (smartly and playfully embodied by Ryan Camou), and the once-crippled Colin (Jack Stewart, who delivered some of the night's most impressive and expressive scenes) left the confines of the manor and headed out into nature. In the second act, the garden afforded all three the chance to interact with a tree "built" of dancers, who took to the stage on each other's shoulders and "grew" by way of intricate twists, lifts, and gymnastic feats.

The unsung hero of Garden's ambitious team was composer Paul Rivera Jr., whose original score guided the story with an emotive and enjoyably forward-thinking mix of acoustic guitar ballads, pulsing house beats, and neatly arranged classical piano. Intermixed with the sparse-but-crucial use of found sounds, the soundtrack worked wonders alongside Walsh's hybridized choreography. For the finale, every element of Walsh’s vision came to glowing light, as dancers lifted, leapt, and passed through a dazzling sea of human flowers against a backdrop of sprouting seedlings and bright blossoms. As Lillius, Angela Rebelo blossomed before our eyes, commanding the stage in rose-colored garb and a glinting headpiece as her fellow dancers mimed lotus flowers with their hands. Together, the group created a rose garden of dramatic proportions and delivered a fast-paced, intricate, and propulsive end to a truly visionary night at the Granada. It is rare to find a show that has both shades of ministry and Cirque Du Soleil, but BalletRED formerly MyoKyo Productions has successfully blended elements of industrial hard rock and acrobatic aerials in a refreshing dance performance that offers a unique interpretation of the journey of humankind since the Garden of Eden. Presented in a series of vignettes, the performance begins with a trancelike temptation of Eve, who is presented in duality as both Earth Eve (Josie Walsh) and Spirit Eve (Maude Maggart). Duality remains a theme throughout the performance, showing up in Walsh's choreography, Kiyomi Hara's costumes, Justin Huen's lighting and Paul Rivera's set design. Rivera also doubles as the Creator, a dark, puppet-master-like figure on stilts who is featured on lead guitar and vocals and looks like he ws plucked off of the cover of Izzy Stradlin's first (and only) album with the Ju Ju Hounds. As the other featured vocalist, special guest Maggart showcases her beautiful voice in the piece. Walsh's direction is crisp, effectively using simultaneity without compromising clarity, and her choreography is innovative, highlighting the atheleticism of dancers in the company.


- LA WEEKLY - Theater Critics

"Fusing aerial acrobatics and gymnastics with edgy pointe work best described as EXTREME BALLET," Los Angeles-based artistic director/choreographer Josie Walsh creates mini-Vegas-like extravaganzas with her six-year-old BalletRED, formerly MyoKyo Productions. A former Joffrey Ballet and Zurich Ballet dancer, Walsh has an additional weapon in her creative arsenal: Husband Paul Rivera fronts an industrial rock band, Kyo, grinding out guitar licks perched on a pair of stilts. This spring in Hollywood, her 20-member troupe performs The Garden of Reason, a 'non-linear journey through the mind.' Walsh, who also teaches and is choreographing Tinker Bell for Disney, says, 'We're dance-based but use circus arts to enhance choreographic opportunities - and to DEFY GRAVITY.'"



A must See!"

- ALAN LADD JR. - Produce

"Garden of Reason's CUTTING-EDGE MENTALLY AND CREATIVITY sizzles with raw energy and seductiveness."





"Extravaganza. Former Joffrey Ballet dancer Josie Walsh has a taste and talent for it-plus a knack for juxtaposing ballet, gymnastics, aerial acrobatics and hard-edged rock dancing in PROPULSIVE showpiece CHOREOGRAPHY"

- LEWIS SEGAL - L.A. Times Dance Critic

"Garden of Reason" an edgy amalgam of dance theatrics and progressive rock performance was NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING. I found myself rocking without guilt, and admiring the provocative, very original choreography from the dance/acrobatics BalletREDformerly MyoKyo Productions."

- AARON STIPKOVICH - Publisher/CEO Buzzine Magazine

"THE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT OF THIS PRODUCTION HAS YOU IN ITS GRASP FROM BEGINNING TO END!... It's done with such an incredible display of dance, drama, circus arts, and original music ... it's simply beautiful and the cast is so extremely talented, there are aerial stunts, martial arts, ballet, a little hip-hop, and it really rocks!"


"FIERCELY COMPELLING: thrilling demonstrations of prowess."

- LEWIS SEGAL - L.A. Times Dance Critic

"THIS IS HOT. Like Cirque du Soleil, only sexier."



"Multidisciplinary, HIGH ENERGY 'Avalon' is an onstage stadium spectacle... big ambitions and plenty of talent to realize them."

- LEWIS SEGAL - L.A. Times Dance Critic

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