Joel Rivera has 20 years of experience in Bboy, House, and Contemporary movement. Highlighted performances include the 8th annual Folk Art Festival in China, Superbowl XXXVII/LI, Warp Tour 2006/2008, MTV's American's Best Dance Crew, Elijah A. Gibson's "The Black Card" and representing SHSU at Jacob's Pillow with Elijah 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, where Joel taught master classes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Erbil, Iraq.

Currently pursuing his BFA at Sam Houston State University and a company member of Social Movement Contemporary Dance, Joel is continuing his artistic pursuit and following his passion as a dancer, teacher, and student.