Joe Shumate began his dance training with California Ballet School in 1988 and joined California Ballet Company in 1994. He attended the University of California, Irvine from 1997-2002, where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance and Drama. Joe has worked as a professional actor since 1999, appearing in musicals ranging from Oklahoma! to Bear in the Big Blue House Live. Joe returned to California Ballet Company in 2009 and is currently a Corps de Ballet member, as well as the Company’s Executive Assistant and Social Media Coordinator. Joe is an active member of the Actors Equity Association.
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