Joy grew up in Pasadena and started dancing competitively at the age of 8. She pursued her love of dance and received her BFA from UC Santa Barbara and her MFA from the University of Arizona School of Dance. Joy has an extremely versatile teaching background which spans the fitness, dance and education niches. She is currently signed with Blue 13 Dance Company, where she performs Bollywood, hip hop and Contemporary. On her days off she enjoys a night in watching Law and Order SVU, going to the beach, watching a movie, weightlifting and taking spin class.