Josh Manculich from Windber, PA, graduated as valedictorian in 2005 and went on to pursue dance and psychology studies at Point Park University. While there, Josh was a recipient of the Conservatory’s Outstanding Graduate Award for his artistic involvement in the Pittsburgh community. Some of Joshua’s performance credits include The Pillow Project, an innovative Pittsburgh-based company, and JMT-JLS Productions. In Chicago, he danced five seasons with Thodos Dance Chicago, performed with Chicago Repertory Ballet, and became a founding performance member of Pursuit Productions, an up-and-coming dance theater force under the direction of Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith. Josh’s “The Rate At Which I Am” was toured internationally with DanceWorks Chicago - being one of six finalists in the DanceMoves Choreography Competition. This past year, in collaboration with Jacqueline Stewart, their duet “A Forgotten Rhyme” was chosen to showcase in NYC as a part of the Dance Gallery series. Josh has been a guest teacher for Chicago National Association Dance Masters and has taught master classes throughout the United States. Josh is currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the Ohio State as a recipient of the Susan Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship.