Originally from Ohio, Joy got hooked on the improvisational energy and partnered creativity of swing dancing while living in Boston. She loves to both lead and follow, and has dabbled in almost all of the swing dances, with an emphasis on Lindy Hop, Balboa, St. Louis Shag, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. She has been teaching swing dancing since 2014, and has won national and international competitions in Balboa, St. Louis Shag, and Collegiate Shag.
In class, Joy exudes energy and positivity, with a focus on partner connection, mutual responsiveness, and helping all dancers grow. Her style emphasizes fun, creativity, musicality, and technique.