Originally from Washington, DC, Joei Waldron started teaching at Palomar College in August of 2004. Prior to working at Palomar College, Joei held teaching assignments at San Diego City College and The Studio Academy of Arts and Dance. During Joei’s tenure at Palomar College he has held guest teaching assignments at Riverside College, El Camino College, City Hope High School, Southwestern College and the University of San Diego California. Joei is the Founder/Artistic Director of AXXIOM Dance Collective, a San Diego-based repertory dance company. Under the direction of Joei, AXXIOM has grown into one of Southern California’s most prominent dance companies. In May of 2005, AXXIOM was featured on KUSI News and was awarded Bravo San Diego’s Performing Arts Organization of the month. Joei’s choreographic work has been presented throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, Arizona and Europe. Joei’s choreography highlights include: Recording Artist Kevin Ray’s Stomp the Yard Soundtrack, Got Juice music video, The World Famous Choreographers Carnival, the Arizona Dance Festival, Traffic directed by Tessandra Chavez of Unity Dance Ensemble, the hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance, and the 53rd and 55th International Choreographers concerts. In August of 2012, Joei’s work, Windows Within (2005), was selected as a finalist for the 15th Annual Under the Stars Choreography Festival, held at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. In his spare time Joei likes to garden, read, travel, and spend time with his family and friends. Joei holds a BS degree from Salisbury University and an MA from San Diego State University.