Joel Rivera has 20 years of experience in bboy, house, acrobatic and contemporary styles of movement. Highlighted performances include the 8th annual Folk Art Festival in China, Superbowl XXXVII/LI, MTV's Warp Tour, MTV's American's Best Dance Crew, Elijah A. Gibson's "The Black Card" and representing SHSU at Jacob's Pillow with Elijah Alhadji Gibson's "We Are Greenwood" and Jared Doster's "Umbilic" in 2016 and 2018.
Teaching/advocating is Joel's passion. Gaining experience at the ERJCC, Youth Advocates, 5-year teaching track at Westside HS and Westbriar MS, B.C.D.F., Bailando International Dance Festival, and with American Voices: YESAcademy, where Joel taught master classes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Ukraine. Graduating with his BFA from Sam Houston State University, Joel is continuing his artistic pursuit and following his passion as a dancer, teacher, and student.