Joshua D. Deininger holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. While at Southern Methodist University he studied under world-class faculty from The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor, and Pilobolus. Mr. Deininger had the high honor of performing various masterworks during his time at college as well as the opportunity to perform with companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Upon graduation Mr. Deininger returned to the Pacific Northwest where he performed with a wide variety of studios and companies. He rose to the rank of Soloist with Olympic Ballet Theater and continues to be a featured Guest Artist with companies in the region. Favorite ballets that Mr. Deininger has danced include "Camille A Poem of Intimacy", "Beyond", "Serenade", "Cloven Kingdom", and "Batucada" to name a few. He has also danced featured roles in various classical productions including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Paquita, Dracula, Giselle, Cinderella, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty.
Mr. Deininger's love for dance extends beyond performance into the classroom. He is the Owner and Artistic Director of Central Oregon School of Ballet in Bend, OR with his wife and ballet partner, Elizabeth Voiles. He has been instructing students in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, and Pas Deux for over a decade. In 2019 he served as a panelist on the Oregon Arts Commission for the Performing Arts. He enjoys sharing his passion for the art through performance, his choreography, and helping students find success and fulfillment in the classroom.