As an educator, Joshua enjoys providing fun and challenging classes for all ages and backgrounds. He recognizes Lindy Hop as part of the moving history of African American Social Dances, and seeks to connect dancers and audiences with both the art and movement traditions that Jazz music and dance have contributed to the world.
Joshua Mclean is a Lindy Hopper, Educator, and Tradition bearer specializing in Lindy Hop, Charleston, and other Swing-Era Dances. He launched his professional career in 2015, appearing at events across nine countries and five continents to teach and perform. Notable appearances include Paris Jazz Roots, Lindy Focus, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Joshua is the Founder of HellaBlackLindyHop, and Co-Directs the company alongside Latasha Barnes. HBLH is a collective group of black dancers worldwide. We gather to support and learn from each other, to be a community, and uplift each other through performance, education, and fellowship.