A graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Joseph Simons is a director, choreographer and performer in ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre and music theatre. He has created new works for West Australian Ballet, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc., Force Majeure, Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Joseph’s Director and/or Choreographer credits include the musicals Miss Saigon, Company, Carousel, Peter Pan, The 20’s and All That Jazz and Fame!
After winning Outstanding Emerging Artist at the Australian Dance Awards in 2010, Joseph was selected as the 2013 Tanja Liedtke Fellow to undertake residencies at Ufer Studios, Berlin, the International Choreographic Laboratory, Frankfurt and the Margot Fonteyn Academy of Dance, New York, where he premiered his first full-length solo work, First Things First.
As part of a national 2019/2020 tour, Joseph was most recently seen at Brisbane Powerhouse in a sold-out season of his second solo show titled 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale.
Born in Brisbane, Adam studied Set and Costume Design at Melbourne's Victorian College of The Arts (VCA).
His set and/or costume designs include The Neighbourhood for La Boite Theatre, HAIR for HOTA and the Sydney Opera House, Rolling Thunder Vietnam for Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Grace, Birdland, and Buyer and Cellar for Melbourne Theatre Company, Into The Woods, Angelique, The Bear and Rembrandt’s Wife (Green Room Award for Best Design of an Opera) for Victorian Opera, Gypsy, The Producers and Anything Goes for The Production Company, Moonshadow for Cat Stevens Company, Love Never Dies for Really Useful Group (as Associate Designer to Gabriela Tylesova), Saturn’s Return for Sydney Theatre Company, Paul, The Promise and Love Me Tender for Belvoir, Semele for The Australian Ballet and the TV Week Logies.
Adam has held Producer roles at QPAC and Brisbane Powerhouse and his independent work includes the original production of Gaybies for Midsumma Festival. Adam is currently Producer and Designer on One Hundred Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In Sixty Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale, a solo work made by Emma Canalese and Joseph Simons and will design Mamma Mia for Matt Ward Entertainment in 2021.