Huffington Post San Francisco Ballet's New Season: Infinite Worlds, Infinite Joy "Two of the company’s most exciting dancers, Walsh and André returned, with principals Luke Ingham and Frances Chung and soloists Jennifer Stahl and Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, for Peck’s premiere from last year, which also was created for San Francisco Ballet."
Pointe Magazine 6 Pros reveal Their Cutest Childhood "Nutcracker" Photos "I was the smallest Elf of the bunch, running circles around Drosselmeyer and being picked up by him and whisked off stage."
San Francisco Chronicle Whole lot of great dancing at SF Ballet gala "The evening’s one solo spot went to principal dancer Joseph Walsh, whose tricky balances thrilled in Paul Taylor’s “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.”
Dance Magazine Go "Behind The Curtain" With Your Favorite Artists featuring Joseph Walsh, "charms audiences with his organic movement quality and dashing on stage presence."
Huffington Post The Agony and the Ecstasy: 'Onegin' at San Francisco Ballet "...Joseph Walsh, in the supporting role of Lensky, who tossed off his jumps and turns with an effortless buoyancy. Walsh traced the arc of the central tragedy with brilliant clarity - the slaughter of boyish idealism by overblown machismo."
The Bay Area Reporter Blazing energy at the ballet "Peck has made an important role for Joseph Walsh ("The Protagonist"), a great dancer whose clarity and power make him the man in the crowd we can best identify."
SF Gate Peck's 'In the Countenance of Kings' reigns supreme "So when you see three women (in Ellen Warren’s colored tops) descending on Joseph Walsh, you naturally think of Apollo and the three muses. But then Walsh takes off on an enigmatic solo that juxtaposes intense torso work with playful kicks, one inspired moment among many."
Huffington Post Mark Morris' L'Allegro and Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering Rocket into the Bay Area "Joseph Walsh, superb last season in Brown, dispatched the bravura challenges of his role with even greater ease, finding an exemplary balance of elegance and humility as the man whose reverie kicks off the ballet."
SF Gate Program 5: Minimalist Robbins, maximum Possokhov "At the start, a boy in brown (Joseph Walsh) raises his arm and seems to conjure a world, where an amorous relationship (here, with Yuan Yuan Tan at her most exquisite) sets off an hour of exchanges both romantic and playful as couples mix and match up and then reassemble."
Heather Desaulniers Dance Commentary San Francisco Ballet-Program 5 "Joseph Walsh opened the ballet with Robbins’ complex and flowing waltz solo. It was absolute perfection and established an undeniable truth. Walsh gave the standout performance in this dance – his technique was impeccable, his presence captivating and every time he was onstage, he was joyful"
SF Examiner Fearful Symmetries' highlights SF Ballet Program 2
"On Tuesday, dancers in the corps (the women in flat shoes) thrusted and ran with the pounding rhythm, but the standout was the forceful, bounding, sexy Joseph Walsh, whose solo deservedly got a real spotlight, and whose attitude registered with a flick of his teeny jacket."
SF Examiner 'Swimmer' makes waves at S.F. Ballet
"Danced brilliantly by Joseph Walsh at the War Memorial in the Sunday matinee, the ballet's hero starts out as an ordinary man: waking, showering, dressing, taking a bus to work (the projected/danced ride is amazing). Later on, after a pool party and a visit to the aquarium, he embarks on the mystical, at times orgiastic, water-ballet-on-dry-land which, after 40 minutes, culminates in unexpected drama."
Huffington Post A Heavenly Match: Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett at San Francisco Ballet
"This plotless masterpiece, affectionately known as DAAG, opens as the Man in Brown - Joseph Walsh, whose thrilling dancing unites lyricism and bravura - relives a bittersweet memory."
SF Gate San Francisco Ballet Review: 'Serenade' Still Splendid
"The company’s established principals animated the performance, but it also introduced the subscription audience to the company’s newest male principal. He is Joseph Walsh, who arrived last summer from the Houston Ballet, and his partnering of the efflorescent Maria Kochetkova in the waltz movement proved a lyrical high point. I suspect that the handsome, finely proportioned, eminently musical Walsh will be around for a while."
bachtrack San Francisco Ballet Commences its 2015 Season
"San Francisco Ballet’s principal dancers are equally noteworthy, and new principal Joseph Walsh (formerly of the Houston Ballet) created an appealing first impression as partner to the ever-brilliant Maria Kochetkova, as the Waltz Couple."
Houston Chronicle Ballet greets new faces, bids adieu to others
"Meanwhile, two other wonderful marquee dancers will be missed: Former principal Joseph Walsh has moved to San Francisco Ballet, and first soloist Kelly Myernick has retired...Through seven seasons with the company, the handsome Walsh excelled in everything he tried on, from the classics to contemporary works. With elegant form and technique, he could be princely, fierce or light-spirited as roles demanded. He even made the goofy title role in "Aladdin" something to watch."
Dance Magazine Aug 2014 -- Why I Dance
Broadway World Houston Ballet's ALADDIN is an Opulent and Mesmerizing Treat
"Leading last night's magical performance was Joseph Walsh as Aladdin and Karina Gonzalez as Princess Badr al-Budur. As Aladdin, Joseph Walsh charms and beguiles the audience with his youthful spirit and energy, which is perfectly showcased in his athletic agility and sweeping movements. He leaps, tucks, rolls, and dances with the ease, confidence, and resilience of the young."
Houston Press Houston Ballet Creates Magic with Aladdin
"Joseph Walsh is a dancer of marvelous grace and nuance, but what I've always found fascinating is his ability to inhabit his characters from the inside out."
"And speaking of lead players, Aladdin marks another triumph for Joseph Walsh who creates a spunky underdog of a protagonist worth rooting for."
The People's Critic A Miraculous ALADDIN from Houston Ballet
Houston Press 100 Creatives 2013: Joseph Walsh, Principal Dancer at Houston Ballet
Culture Map From student to top dog: Houston Ballet's Joseph Walsh gets his principal crystal slippers
Houston Modern Luxury Quantum Leap!
Michelle Potter on Dancing ‘Sounds of the soul’: Lang Lang Dance Project with Houston Ballet
"The first section after interval was a real highlight. With Lang Lang playing Chopin’s Waltz no. 19 in A minor and dancer Joseph Walsh performing solo, it was notable for the constant connection between pianist and dancer through gesture and eye contact. Walsh’s solo was also beautifully executed and showed off his lovely line and smooth technique. It was a brief, but clean and classically inspired performance."
Kulturkompasset Lang Lang Project Fabolouse
"The same happened in the opening of the second part where Joseph Walsh was brilliant in this sentimental waltz, - Joseph Walsh has a beautiful expression, perfect details in his movements and he is a fine dancer and capable off all the requisite technical details."
Broadway World Houston Ballets Peter Pan is a Whimsical Good Time
"In the third act, Joseph Walsh as Peter Pan steals the show in his final battle with Captain Hook, where he simultaneously brings a smile to every audience members' face and keeps them on the edge of their seat. His talent as a dancer and impressive control of his body is made apparent through his quick, controlled, and sweeping motions. Joseph Walsh superiorly executes the character arc of Peter Pan, showcasing both his skill as a first class dancer and actor."
Culture Map Real Magic: Houston Ballet and Trey McIntyre put the wonder back into Peter Pan
"It's hard to imagine a better Wendy and Peter than Sara Webb and Joseph Walsh. The sweet precision of Webb and the swashbuckling panache of Walsh make an appropriately shy magnetism between these never-to-be lovers. In part it is their chemistry that makes wonder of moments that might descend into trickery."
Free-Times Writers Online Review Classical Ballet Delivers Stellar Night with LifeChance
"The award for the most accomplished performance of the evening, however, went to Houston Ballet’s Lauren Ciobanu and Joseph Walsh for their performance of the pas de deux from Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly, danced to Puccini. The fact that Ciobanu is barely a wisp of a woman added to the delicacy of the choreography as Walsh easily flipped and floated his partner with the lightness and tenderness of dancing feathers. It was one of those performances, so stunning, so emotionally raw, that breathing proved difficult for the audience."
Houston Press The Houston Ballet Brings Paris to Its Feet
"Emitting effortless charm, Joseph Walsh waltzes solo to "Waltz No. 19" while he glints and sets off soft Hussar sparks, like a gallant soldier on leave.Houston
Culture Map World premier of inventive Tapestry highlights Houston Ballet's "Rock, Roll & Tutus"
"Houston Ballet’s recently promoted principal, Joseph Walsh, bookends this ballet and, as if restating his value to the company, on this night was featured in all three of the evening’s offerings. If I dared to call a dancer flawless, I might bestow Walsh for his remarkable and utterly adaptable technique."
Houston Press Houston Ballet Awes with Madame Butterfly/Clear Double Bill
"Filled with baroque movements and classical shapes, highlights from the Sunday performance include Joseph Walsh, who has the uncanny ability of filling out every note in the music, almost elongating his limbs and spine to match each flourish of the familiar Bach score."
Dance Magazine Charming Lone Star Prince (e-newsletter interview October 2013)
Dance Magazine Faking Love
In his first go at a romantic role, Houston Ballet’s Joseph Walsh dove deep into the delirium of love. He’d been cast opposite Sara Webb in Manon, and danced as though every muscle in his body was longing for her. Then, as soon as bows finished opening night, the first person he ran into in the green room was Webb’s husband.'That was awkward!' Walsh jokes."
Point Magazine Joseph Walsh Finds His Inner Mark Morris (June/July 2010)
New York Times An Evening of Mark Morris...and Some Other People, Houston Ballet Opens its Joyce Theater Run
Princess Grace Award Winning Press Release
Dance Advantage Gracing the Stage My Interview with Houston Ballet's Joseph Walsh
Houston Chronicle New 'Aladdin' is all about the spectacle