Joe Tremaine is Founder and President of TREMAINE DANCE CONVENTIONS AND COMPETITIONS, one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today and an internationally known dance educator, choreographer and performer who has worked on television and Broadway, in movies, videos, commercials, ballet companies, industrials and night clubs. He also serves on the boards of many dance related organizations and is very active in charity work.
Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions has been Joe’s passion for the past 33 years. This past summer at his National Finals in Orlando, Florida, he was thrilled to recognize legendary entertainer Florence Henderson, Emmy winning choreographer and director Mia Michaels, and a pioneer in dance and choreography representation Julie McDonald. Last year Tremaine honored directors, choreographers and producers Kenny Ortega and Debbie Allen as the two 2012 Tremaine Entertainer of the Year Award recipients, along with Legendary Choreographer Award recipient Dee Dee Wood, and Outstanding Contribution to Dance honorees Josh Bergasse, Emmy winning choreographer of NBC’s Smash, and Zach Woodlee, choreography of FOX’s hit Glee. In 2006, Tremaine’s hugely successful 25th Anniversary Tour culminated with a star studded National Finals Convention where such stars as Broadway Legends Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen and television’s Christina Applegate attended and were honored.
Dance training is life training! —Joe Tremaine
Joe has received numerous honors including the 2013 “Master Educator Award” from The Choreographer’s Ball Carnival, 2011 “Legacy Award” from Dancers Over 40, the 2011 “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Dance Studio Life Magazine and the Rhee Gold Company, the 2011 “Presidents Award” from Dance Masters of America, the 2008 “Man of the Year Award” from the Michael Awards in New York, benefiting the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation. A “Joe Tremaine Day” was proclaimed by the Governor of the State of Louisiana, two Mayors of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, and most recently, in January 2007, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg who proclaimed two days “Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition Days” in the City of New York. In October 2006, he was honored by the Professional Dancers Society at their Annual Fall Ball and was presented a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Broadway Legend Chita Rivera. Joe received the Jazz Dance L.A. “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2002, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Palm Desert, California’s “Dance Under the Stars” concert series in 2001. He was also a National Spokesman for National Dance Week in 2000.
He served as a judge for Miss Louisiana in 1999 and a preliminary judge for the Miss America Pageant in 1998. In 1994, Joe received the Fosse Award for Dance Education (equivalent to the Oscar). Other awards include The Professional Dancers Society Award for Excellence in Dance Contributions as well as the Gus Giordano Award and the Dance Educators of America Award. Joe has also worked with many stars including Academy Award winners Helen Hunt, Barbra Streisand and Goldie Hawn, as well as Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Mary Tyler Moore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Lee, Diana Ross, Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Jeff Goldblum, Carol Burnett and many others.