Choreographer • Director • Performer
Joy Ride | Choreographer - Lionsgate (Feature Film)
Rupaul's Drag Race: Secret Celebrity | Choreography Team - World of Wonder
With Love And A Major Organ | Choreographer - Telefilm (Feature Film)
The J Team (Emmy Nominated for 'Outstanding Choreography) | Assistant Choreographer - Nickelodeon/Paramount+
Shein X Fashion Show - Darren Criss | Assistant Choreographer - Raj Kapoor Productions
Joe Tuliao (him/them) is a highly sought-after Filipino-Canadian choreographer and director. Their unwavering passion for dance and performing has propelled them to the pinnacle of their field. Through trailblazing, pioneering approaches, and sheer ambition, Joe has secured a plethora of opportunities within the entertainment industry.
Joe is best known for his choreography on the Lionsgate feature film Joy Ride, released in theatres July 2023, with director Adele Lim, writer of Crazy Rich Asians, and produced by Seth Rogen of Point Grey Pictures. Joe choreographed the iconic scene in ‘Joy Ride’ where characters Ashley Park, Stephanie Hsu, Sherry Cola, and Sabrina Wu transform into the KPOP group Brownie Tuesday, delivering a memorable performance to Cardi B’s “WAP.” Joe crafted five distinct choreography sequences, seamlessly spliced together into a fantasy KPOP music video, which became a standout moment in the film. His work received widespread acclaim, and Joe views it as a milestone for Asian creatives, inspiring them to pursue their dreams and affirming their potential. They were also part of the choreography team for RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race- Season 2, and Darren Criss’ fashion event for global brand SHEIN. Joe was brought on as assistant choreographer for Nickelodeon movie musical The J Team, starring Jojo Siwa, which was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Choreography, as well as Disney’s Mech-X4. They have worked on numerous commercials for brands including world-renowned brand Nike and telecommunications company Bell Media.
As a dancer, Joe built his credits on-screen for numerous films such as Disney’s Descendants 2 & 3 with director Kenny Ortega, Freaky Friday, Lifetime’s Britney Ever After, NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and CW’s Riverdale, to name a few. Joe has also toured around the world teaching at conventions and workshops in China, Europe, United States, and Canada. With training in hip hop, popping, locking, jazz, contemporary and tango, matched with extensive experience being on and off stage and screen, Joe has established his name in the industry.
Joe recently expanded his skill set and made his choreographic debut in theatre for The Legend of Georgia McBride with the Arts Club Theatre. Leveraging his experience from working on RuPaul’s Drag Show, Joe demonstrated a remarkable talent for extracting the finest performances from both seasoned and emerging drag artists, seamlessly translating their artistry onto the stage, and garnering well-deserved acclaim for his contributions. Joe also received recognition for his directorial debut in a musical short film exploring the challenges and family dynamics of Filipino immigrants adapting to a new country. This film, Uprooted was officially selected for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival’s MAMM and premiered at the Philadelphia American Asian Film Festival.
Joe is a dedicated pioneer, dedicated to reshaping the industry through the production and direction of groundbreaking live dance performances. He has taken the helm in directing and choreographing captivating shows such as Awaken, Transcend, and Mantra, presented by Illustrative Society, a training company he established in 2015. Furthermore, Joe serves as the co-producer of the Innovate Dance Film Showcase, an esteemed event that spotlights the creations of Canadian filmmakers and choreographers. Beyond his work in dance, Joe is the visionary co-founder and creative director of 8 Magazine, a modern media platform that focuses on illuminating the stories of trailblazing Canadian artists in the entertainment industry.
Joe also holds the role of a board director at Filipino BC, a coalition that brings together diverse organizations and individuals to champion the establishment of the Filipino Cultural Centre in British Columbia. They are a passionate advocate for various Asian diasporas, demonstrating commitment to raising awareness, addressing critical issues, and offering essential resources to these communities.
Joe, an established Asian creative artist with a prominent presence in both Vancouver and Los Angeles, is driven by a profound purpose. His mission is to catalyze positive transformation within the entertainment industry by championing diversity and inclusion. Joe accomplishes this through his visionary leadership, unwavering authenticity, and boundless creativity, leaving an enduring legacy on the industry’s landscape.