Theater and Dance

  • Joshua Polk

Joshua Lee Polk

Lecturer - Dance

Entertainer, Educator, and Innovator, J. Lee Polk is the embodiment of the modern Hip Hop artist: a student of the culture, an advocate for the preservation of the culture, and in the vernacular of the times, “a sick-wit-it” dancer! A performer in high demand, J. Lee has graced the stages of The Victory Theater in New York City, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, PA, and he is a consistent performer at The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to name a few. He has also been seen internationally on the small screen as a guest performer on BET’S hit show 106 & Park. J. Lee strongly believes in preserving the art form of Hip Hop dance. As a keeper of the flame, he is constantly involved in facilitating Lecture/Demonstrations at High Schools; Colleges; Summer Camps; After School Programs, if youth want to learn about this art form, J. Lee makes the time share! When J. Lee dances the showmanship of such historical iconic performers such as Stump & Stumpy, Sammy Davis Jr., and James Brown come to mind. He dances with his spirit, he dances like no one is watching, and he dances for life! Experience the man who is proclaimed by those in the hip hop world as the one and only  ‘He Locks’!

Department

Theater and Dance

Teaching

Faceless Entertainment Dance Company

Instructor/Performer Willingboro, NJ

• Workshops: Teach workshops focusing on developing urban art dance skills

and techniques to young emerging artists. Workshops

are held at schools,

colleges, camps, community/recreation centers and other public venues

throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I train and encourage students to use

their bodies in ways that help them to develop and execute various stylistic

techniques and creative rhythmic talents that may lead up to stage

performances or theatrical shows.

• Lecture Demonstrations: Provide educational presentations explaining the

history of Hip Hop dance; bestowing positive influences to youth through

speech, technique and expression of all Hip Hop dance styles.

• Shows & Performances: Choreograph and perform in various theatrical shows,

inspiring youth through positive messages, such as anti–drug, alcohol

awareness, no bullying and self-discipline.

Rhythm Dance Company

Instructor, Westborough, MA

 

Deborah Mason School of Dance

Instructor, MA

 

Backstage Dance Studio

Instructor, Ashland, MA

 

Dance Studio of Wakefield

Instructor, Wakefield, MA

 

Core Academy Dance School

Teacher, Mt. Laurel, NJ

 

United Dance Productions/

Teacher, Hamilton, Bermuda

 

Whitney Middle School

Atrium Dance Studio

Teacher, Pennsauken, NJ

 

New York Entertainment, Inc.

Performer, Bensalem, PA

 

Willingboro Township Community Ctr.

Performer/Teacher

Professional Experience

THEATER / PERFORMANCES / CHOREOGRAPHY

• Choreographed “What the Dickens” play at Boston College, MA

• United Dance Productions Junior Company Show, City Hall Theatre, Hamilton, Bermuda

• Rennie Harris’ New York Legends of Hip Hop-Broadway, The New Victory New York NY

• Camp Conference, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

• Hip Hop: Beyond the Beats & Rhymes, Zelphy’s Performing Arts Center, Millville NJ

• NJ ASAP Conference, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ

• Limo Digest Show, Taj Mahal Casbah Club, Atlantic City, NJ

• Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill, NJ

• Television – 106 & Park, Black Entertainment Tonight, New York, NY

• Youth Development Convention, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

• African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA

• Arts in the Park, Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, NJ