Location: CPAC 247
Phone: (657) 278 - 8235
Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office (657-278 -3628) for current office hours
DANC 112, Ballet I
DANC 212, Ballet II
DANC 312, Ballet III
DANC 412, Ballet IV
Muriel Joyce holds her BA in dance from the University of California, Irvine, and she has an extensive background as a professional dancer. Born in Belgium, Mrs. Joyce studied at the “Mudra International School of the Performing Arts” under the direction of the renowned choreographer Maurice Béjart. Mrs. Joyce began her professional ballet career with the National Bavarian Ballet in Munich, Germany. Throughout her professional career she had the opportunity to perform the works of seminal choreographers of both classical and contemporary ballet. Her repertoire includes ballets choreographed by Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Fokine, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, John Cranko, George Balanchine, Peter Wright, John Neumeier and Uwe Scholz just to name a few. She has performed in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and America.
After moving to California she danced with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet and started to steer her professional career towards teaching. She began her teaching career at Huntington Academy of Dance and Saint Joseph Ballet. At the same time, Mrs. Joyce was also the artistic director and co-founder of Ballet Etudes, a non-profit youth ballet company in Huntington Beach. Additionally Mrs. Joyce taught and later directed the Classical/Contemporary Dance Department at the Orange County High School of the Arts. Mrs. Joyce joined CSUF, Department of Theatre and Dance, in 2006.