Joseph Herbison

Joseph is ecstatic to continue to grow the ARTSies community with his long-time teaching partner Libby! Since obtaining his Hon. Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance, Hon. Bachelor of Education and becoming a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, he dreamed of creating a fun, inclusive, educational based performing arts program for youth. After working as the Musical Director for the Flato Markham Theatre’s Discovery Camps for the past five seasons, he is happy to now offer training in the Markham area year-round as the Co-Director of ARTSies Inc. Joseph is also the Musical Director at the Randolph Academy in Toronto. 

He has worked throughout Canada, Italy, China, the Middle East and in Manhattan as an arts educator, performer and director. As an educator, he believes that every student has the ability and right to learn. He strives to create a positive, interactive, safe, friendly and creative classroom climate. His experiences as both an educator and performer allow him to deliver relevant, professional quality training. Aside from developing skills in the performing arts, he strives to help students develop life skills that are applicable to any career path. 

Joseph has held positions with Annex Children's Theatre Education, Sistema Toronto, Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate, TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan and Accademia Europea dell’Opera in Milan. When not in the classroom, he can be seen on stages internationally. He has performed alongside Josh Groban and Nelly Furtado. Favourite performance credits include Baloo in Jungle Book Circus (China and Dubai Tour), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Javert in Les Miserables, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Bobby in Crazy For You.