Central Illinois Ballet Company Members
Central Illinois Ballet
Joshua began his early ballet training with BalletMet on full scholarship under the watchful eye of Yoko Ichino and David Nixon. He continued with BalletMet for eight years in the pre-professional program performing in the company's productions of The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Giselle. In BalletMet's student showcase, Mr. Gullett was featured as Daniel in Alvin Ailey's "Daniel". He spent his summers on full scholarship with many prestigous schools including Virginia School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and Chautauqua with the North Carolina Dance Theater. In 2002, Mr. Gullett was accepted into Pittsburgh Ballet Theaters Graduate program where he studied and trained under Artistic Director Terrance Orr and Ballet Mistress Marianna Tcherkassky. He enjoyed working with the company as well as performing in many of their productions including The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Joshua joined Peoria Ballet Company in 2004 dancing many soloist and principal roles such as Johnathan Harker in Dracula, Snow King in The Nutcracker, the principal male role in George Balanchine's Valse Fantasie, and his favorite, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He served as a faculty member in the school teaching Boys Intermediate Ballet, Ballet levels 4/5/6, and pas de duex for pre-professional students. In the past, he served as a guest artist with the USA Ballet. Joshua and his wife Rebekah have been dancing together for eight years and serve as guest artists for the Flower City Ballet's yearly production of The Nutcracker. In 2014, they welcomed their little baby girl Daisy into the world!