Joe Davis

Scholarship - The Julliard School

Joe is currently attending The Julliard School in NYC this upcoming school year; he received a scholarship for all four years at Julliard.

Joe came to study at the Draper Center for our Summer Intensive when he was 12 and 13 years old, then he started coming full time when he was 14 years old, which was remarkable because Joe’s family lives in Owego. His hard work these past three years has landed him many opportunities to perform large roles with the Rochester City Ballet such as; Lead Spanish Chocolate in The Nutcracker, Blood Countess, performing in Daniel Gwirtzman’s “Encore” and multiple shows in the Dado Fall Fashion Shows.

Joe stayed with our Artistic Director, Jamey Leverett for the first two years of his studies in Rochester; he would like to thank Jamey and her husband Tim for accepting him happily into their home and treating him as he was their own. He would like to also thank Jamey for the amazing training he received while at Draper. Joe would like to give a special thank you to Ballet Master, Fidel Orrillo Puga, if it were not for his funny outgoing personality to approach his parents about Draper Center’s summer program he would not be here today!