News · 1 February 2023

2023 Artist In Residence: Joshua Taliani

This year we welcome Joshua Taliani as our 2023 Artist in Residence.

Joshua Taliani is a First Nations (Bidjara/Kullali/ Wakka Wakka) Italian Artist and Performer.

Working across genres, from street dance to dance theatre, Joshua’s practice has been grounded in hip-hop but his experience includes contemporary dance.

Joshua’s signature style is heavy on open choreography and infused with the art form of vogue (a part of the Ballroom culture). Joshua is also the Father of the Trailblazing House of Alexander – a leader in the queer BIPOC community which continues the legacy of Harlem’s Ballroom culture of creating space for, and helping to nurture, Trans and queer BIPOC.

Commercially Joshua has been a part of campaigns for “Bonds” and “Adidas” through his work with Pink Matter. He is now pushing the boundaries of his practice, crossing his work with learnings of culture and the queer movement.

About our Artist in Residence Program: Our Artist In Residence Program offers artists the opportunity to work with Metro Arts, to develop and experiment with their creative practice, and create new work.We provide artists with studio space to develop works, alongside producing support, professional development and mentorship.


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