A native of Mechanicsville, MD, and spent his childhood surrounded by music, dance and most importantly rhythm. Tapping since the age of 3, taught by his mom & dance instructor Gracie, he graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, with a BA degree in Dance, majoring in Ballet and Jazz. He fell in love with playing drums at the age of 7 and soon after picked up the bass, rhythm guitar and piano. Performed in the off-Broadway show Tap Dogs, Disney Cruise Lines as a singer/dancer and dance captain, Paramounts Kings Dominion, Pittsburgh Playhouse Dance Company, and Busch Gardens Theme Park Williamsburg, VA. He recently spent 5 years touring with the International percussion sensation STOMP traveling the US, Canada and Brazil. Justin now continues to write and produce his own music some describe as Acoustical Rock with an R&B Funk style. His album entitled, " This Genre", has sold many copies across the US and is available now on Itunes. Currently he teaches dance classes locally in Hollywood, Maryland at his mothers dance studio Gracie's Guys & Gals, travels internationally to conduct dance and body percussion workshops as well as setting choreography across the nation with an up and coming dance/composition company, The JAM project!
On the music front, Justin is currently performing weekly shows as a solo artist mostly playing acoustic shows , involving tap dancing through out the night and filling in on drums as a "hired gun" around the eastern sea board. Recently a formal member of the sensational southern maryland cover band "The Piranhas", he plays from time to time in the acoustical trio, 'Rusty In The Middle', portraying original RnB, free flowing, jam band type interpretations on specially hand picked cover tunes. Members of this line up include Russell Williams who toured with the Lloyd Doppler Effect and Dylan Galvin who is a graduate of Berkley College.
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