Justin began playing piano at the age of four and saxophone by 7. He is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and has spent over 25 years as a professional musician and educator. He is a founding member of bands such as Ping and Down Town Brown and has performed and toured with many artists including Meow Meow, Don Burrows, The Dilapidated Diva, Brazjazz and Julie O’Hara. Alongside his music career Justin also trained as a dancer and has much experience working in theatre and dance with companies such as Snuff Puppets, Legs on a Wall, Back to Back theatre, Bird On A Wire and La Soirée and Polyglot theatre.
Justin is a qualified Yoga teacher and has practiced Yoga and Contact Improvisation dance for over 20 years. Currently Justin works full time as the Musical Director/ Choreographer for Somebody’s Daughter Theatre, creating raw and powerful theatre in women’s prisons and with at risk youth.
In 2018 Justin completed a three year teacher training in TaKeTiNa with founder Reinhard Flatischler after receiving a professional development grant from the Australia Council.