Upon graduating with a B.A. in Drama, Joy set-sail aboard the MS Statendam, performing as the lead vocalist for Holland America Cruise Line. Back on shore, Joy spent many years performing for professional theaters in national tours on both coasts. Some favorite roles include Sandy in Grease, Polly Brown in The Boyfriend, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Roxie in Chicago and most recently Cathy in The Last Five Years. Joy is a proud member of two acting unions, Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
Joy always had a passion for teaching and in recent years has focused her energy in this area. She earned an M.A. in Education at the University of San Francisco and currently teaches drama and physical education in the Dublin Unified School District as well as private voice lessons for students of all ages.
Joy’s crowning achievement was helping to create Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre with amazing colleagues. PCRT fuses her two great passions: education and performance. As a resident of Pleasanton, Joy looks forward to bringing both live theatre and arts education to the community for many years to come.