Jazz, Contemporary, Improv

Justin Pham is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director originating from San Diego, California. He graduated from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance with a BFA in Dance and Minor in Cinematic Arts, where he had the opportunity to study under renowned artists and directors such as William Forsythe, Jodie Gates, and Desmond Richardson.

During his time in school, Justin signed with Go 2 Talent Agency, and performed in iLuminate’s Las Vegas show. He was also featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” where he advanced to the Top 20, and performed in the Emmy award-winning number “Brand New.” He has also danced in music videos for artists such as Half Alive and Jesse y Joy.

While his love for dance is strong, Justin has found a true passion for choreography. In addition to setting pieces across the country, he has directed and produced multiple independent dance films and was a finalist at the 2017 McCallum Choreography Festival, and was awarded as a choreographic finalist at the prestigious 2020 Capezio A.C.E. Awards.

Justin has also performed and presented work at the Laguna Art Museum commissioned by the Laguna Dance Festival. He is also a guest instructor for studios across the nation, as well as virtually on the global dance network, CLI Studios. Justin hopes to create a more cognitive and educational perspective on dance and choreography, specifically through the mediums of film and television, and works to become a multifaceted and interdisciplinary artist to innovate the dance industry for generations to come.

Justin joined Immerse Artists Experience during Season 3 and has continued to teach at IAX ever since! He is currently the director of the Industry program at a leading southern California dance studio which prepares dance students for a career in dance beyond the competition stage. He loves being a part of the IAX faculty and contributing to each dancer’s education.