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Touted as the “golden boy of ballet” for winning more gold medals from prestigious international ballet competitions than any other male American danseur, his numerous awards include top honors from the 2008 Seoul International Competition, the 2002 USA International Ballet Competition, the 2002 Prague International Ballet Competition, the 2002 Youth America Grand Prix Finals, and the 2002 Youth America Grand Prix Regional competitions. He was a laureate of Les Etoiles de Ballet 2000 Critic’s Award in both Cannes and Paris in 2017. He lit the flame at the opening ceremonies of the 2006 and 2014 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS.

Joseph became one of a handful of American dancers to ever become a principal dancer in Russia at the Mariinsky Theatre, Primorsky Stage in 2013. Previously he performed leading roles with companies including American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

Joseph joined Ballet Manila as an artist in residents in 2018, making the Philippines his Asian base as he continues to travel the world as a highly esteemed international guest artist.

Among his notable classical roles are those of Basilo in Don Quixote, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Ali, and Conrad in Le Corsaire, Franz in Coppelia, and Prince Desire and the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty. He has performed leading roles in contemporary work by William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan, Alexei Ratmansky, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor, among others.

Joseph is currently working at Ballet Philippines as a resident choreographer.


Jose Rizal Ballet 

Ballet Philippines

Laging May Pag-asa 

Ballet Philippines

She's so Heavy (I Want You) 

Columbia City Ballet & Ballet Philippines

Limang Daan 

Ballet Philippines

Ode to the Feminine 

Ballet Philippines




Ballet Philippines

Don Quixote


Awards &

Named LES ÉTOILES DE BALLET2000 of Cannes & Paris, France in 2007

“Key to the City” proclaiming July 17th Joseph Phillips’ Day in Columbia, SC

Gold Medal at Seoul International Dance Competition in Seoul, South Korea 2008

Gold Medal at USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi 2002

Gold Medal at the First Prague International Ballet Competition 2002

Gold Medal at Youth America Grand Prix Finals, NY 2002


Ballet Philippines | Guest Principal and Resident Choreographer, 2020-Present

NAMUE Ballet Competition| Nagoya, Japan, Jury, 2019-Present


Ballet Manila | Resident Guest Artist, Philipines, 2017-2018

Mariinsky Theatre, Primorsky Stage | Principal Dancer, 2013 - 2017


American Ballet Theatre, 2008-2013


Miami City Ballet, 2007-2008


San Francisco Ballet, 2003-2007


Collaboration with Australian Conservatoire of Ballet | Since 2009

Galas & Full-length ballets; Swan Lake, Nutcracker, etc.

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