Joshua Ongcol

Dancer / Choreographer

Josh is a Dubai born, Queer, Filipinx artist that is currently a settler on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Josh emerged in dance through the streetdance community when he battled in the first Vancouver street dance festival 2011. From there he steeped himself in street dance culture as a means for empowerment and self realization. These styles included Locking, Popping, House, Hip hop, Krump, Vogue, Whacking from local and international teaches; Jerry Chien, Koffi Noumedor, Nubian NeNe, Leah McFly, Natasha Gorie, Rina Palerina, Anna Martynova, and Sekou Heru, Raoul Wilke, Kozi Eze, Latasha Barnes, Ejoe Wilson. While he was involved in the streetdance community he continued to explore contemporary dance from Tiffany Tegarthen, David Raymond, 605 collective, Sufeh lee, Kevin Fraser, Peter Bingham, Justine Chambers, Delia Brett and Deanna Peters through the pre professional dance training program Modus Operandi and informal ways of exchanging in the local and international dance community.