Joe Tremaine


Joe Tremaine started dancing when he was four years old, and hasn’t stopped since. This charismatic, six foot tall man grew up in tiny Oak Ridge, Louisiana (population 250) and, until he was old enough to drive, his mother would take him to dance class three times a week in Monroe, 35 miles away.

Joe began teaching dance in high school and then furthered his passion in college. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Northeastern University of Louisiana and moved to New Orleans where he trained and performed at the New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Opera. Joe then moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre, where he swiftly landed dance and summer stock jobs.

He performed in Caterina Valente’s European Shows, became a June Taylor Dancer on "The Jackie Gleason TV Show", worked on the movie "Hello, Dolly," performed in "Ed Sullivan Specials" and was asked to be the lead dancer on "The Jerry Lewis Show" at NBC Television in Burbank; a career move which brought him to Los Angeles, California, in 1967 and where he had a very successful career as a performer.

There he put together his own act called "Black, White and 14". It opened a new room at Anaheim’s Grand Hotel, and on opening night, Las Vegas producers Line Renaud and Loulou Gaste helicoptered in, caught the performance and hired them on the spot to star in their new Las Vegas review "Flesh". The show ran for a year at Caesar’s Palace and regularly sold out shows.


Joe opened his own studio in California in the 1970's, "Joe Tremaine Dance Center"; the dance studio to the stars, where he had thousands of students pass through his door. After nearly 30 years, he stepped aside from the Dance Center in order to devote more time to the conventions and competitions. Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions was established 1981. President Joe Tremaine and his staff tour the country to about 25 cities every year bringing professional choreography/teaching to over 50,000 dancers nationwide.

B.A. in Psychology - Northeastern Louisiana University - Monroe Tremaine Dance Center - Owner & Teacher for over 23 years University of California - Irvine & Riverside campuses
Arizona State University - Phoenix
University of Arizona - Tucson
Northeastern University - Boston
California State University - Long Beach
San Diego State University - San Diego
Board of Councillors of University of Southern California School of Theater Former Vice President of the Professional Dancers Society of America Co-Founder of the Professional Dancers Society’s Scholarship Program Member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors of the American Dance Awards
Board of Directors of the Professional Dancers Society
Board of Advisors of the Jazz Dance World Congress
Board of Advisors of Premiere Performing Arts in New York
among others...

"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Kids Artistic Review - 2013
"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Dance Studio Life Magazine - 2011
"Star Teacher" Legacy Award from Dancers Over 40 - 2011
Special Recognition from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for his Contribution to the Arts - 2011 "President's Award" - Dance Masters of America - 2011