God, Dance, and People
Joél Casanova was 13 when he was captivated by dance. He was fascinated by storytelling in dance and its ability to connect to people. Joel has developed into a passionate dancer, performer, instructor, and choreographer due to years of experience in national competitions, theatre productions, teaching at studios, and as a freelance choreographer. He believes that every dancer is unique and that dance is the perfect expression of who they are. His heart for the growth of others inspired him to create BeatHunter Dance, a business designed to promote the growth, instruction, and development of dancers as a contribution to the dance world. His vision is that the BeatHunter graduates will connect with their own mission in dance and meet the needs of the people around them.
Learn more about Joél's dance story and BeatHunter here.
My Dance Identity
Performing has always been exciting to me because it connects me with the audience. I strive to show them quality art that is relatable and touches them on an emotional level. My performance experience ranges from national dance competitions to theatre productions to music videos. I plan to add onto this experience and relatable, quality art with my own dance productions that I am currently writing.
Master HipHop Instructor
HipHop is my foundation. I have been training and teaching HipHop for almost a decade. After discovering Modern, Ballet, and other techniques, I fused the two worlds and created my personal dance style, U-Mod.
When I teach, I am aware that I am teaching dancers and people. My goal in every class is to grow the individual along with their skill in dance. This led to a unique dance curriculum called Personal Kinetic©.
Personal Kinetic Coach
Personal Kinetic is a dance curriculum that coaches dancers in the foundations of dance for the purpose of developing their personal movement. Creating this curriculum gave me the opportunity to go beyond the boundaries of specific genres of dance--each student is has a movement that I am attempting to bring out of them. I personally believe there is a choreographer inside every dancer and I find it particularly satisfying to see dancers discover their “Inner Choreographer”.
I teach workshops, master classes, and private lessons in both HipHop and Personal Kinetic.
My love for teaching goes beyond simply teaching dance. I want to educate. As a speaker and writer, I inform my audience that dance is an artistic tool to be used. It can heal emotions, create identity, and strengthen the mind. As a teaching artist, I educate students in their core academic subjects through dance so they can receive the benefits of both.