About Us

Now it's time to show the world what you can do. Dance Upon a Dream is a site for the 'Competitive Dancer' to reach their maximum potential and shine!

Dance Upon a Dream is an online dance video database for the 'competitive' dancer. Created by Joshua Horner (Dancing with the Stars Judge Australia and choreographic consultant for Disney), Dance Upon a Dream aims to find the best of the best dancers from around the world. Your dance video will appear alongside other dancer's videos from around the world. We used to be a competition but rebranded as a worldwide database to maximise the potential of everyone submitting ! We will still reward dancers we find outstanding and have already encouraged Casting Directors to use the site to source talent for major projects. The world is your audience. Sumit now for FREE! 

Imagine if you could travel the world dancing and challenging yourself like an Olympic athlete to see if you have what it takes to become known as a world champion dancer. Dance Upon a Dream is the best way to achieve those dreams. Now you can sit in the comfort of your home and watch and spectate amazing dancers from all over the globe. We are bringing our dance community even closer together.

With an array of world class successful, supporting industry professionals, you will be exposed to the best in the industry that will watch your careers grow and develop and who knows, might even employ you one day to be part of their choreographic projects.

Dance Upon a Dream is taking weekend competition and blasting it to world wide proportions. We are glad you've found us. We believe you are a star.

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Joshua Horner

Joshua Horner

Creator and Host of Dance Upon A Dream.

Australian born Joshua Horner has been dancing since the age of six. At sixteen, he was accepted into the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and after three intensive years, graduated with “Honors” and was offered a contract with the Australian Ballet.

Joshua was a member of the Australian Ballet for five years before his long-time passion for musical theatre took over and he left the ballet for a role in the world premiere of Dirty Dancing – the Classic Story On Stage. Joshua was then selected to play the lead role of “Tony” in Movin’ Out, in London’s West End and then featured in Guys and Dolls with the Donmar U.K. touring company. He returned to Australia to play the “Older Billy” in Billy Elliot The Musical, and a year later moved to the U.S. to join the Broadway cast of Billy Elliot. Joshua has recently been starring in A Chorus Line in Australia playing the role of ‘Zach’.

Joshua is currently a Judge on Dancing with the Stars – Australia. He is the Creative Director of 'Shuhorn Productions Pty Ltd' and is the creative force behind Dance Upon a Dream, ‘The World Wide Online Competitive Dance Competition.’ Joshua developed 'Dance OZ for Kids' a program to introduce dance into schools for all children and is a Disney Dance Clinicinan for the Disney Performing Arts program at Disneyland. Joshua’s other passion is his life-long dream of becoming an Imagineer for The Walt Disney Company. He recently choreographed Disney’s The World of Color, ElecTronica Power Surge Show and the new Disneyland Parade Soundsational.

Emily Loftiss

Emily Loftiss

Co-Host of Dance Upon a Dream

Emily moved to New York after finishing her bachelor's degree in Choreography and Performance and minoring in Theater from the University of Alabama. She has been working as a professional dancer, singer, choreographer and model while living in New York City. Emily was in the orginal cast of "PEEPSHOW" a Multi-Million dollar show Directed/ Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell in Las Vegas. Emily participated in the Pre-Broadway workshop for "Leap of Faith," directed by Oscar winner Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Tony Award Winner Rob Ashford. Also the Pre-Broadway workshop of "Josephine"  choreographed and directed by Joey O'Kneely starring Deborah Cox. Before that Emily was on the Broadway First National Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels under the direction of Tony winners Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell. Her duties on tour included Assistant Dance Captain, Swing and understudy of Jolene Oakes(lead). Additionally, Emily finished her second season with Radio City Christmas Spectacular where she was a Rockette.

While working at theaters across the country, Ms. Loftiss' favorite shows include:CATS (Bombalurina),WEST SIDE STORY(Consuelo) and COPPACABANA (Conchita Alvarez). Emily has received national recognition for her solo choreography, winning the Best Overall at Panoply Competition and choreographing Ralph Lauren's latest Video Campaign. Emily's choreography work includes preliminary and state level talent in the Miss America Program. On television, she has twice appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman as a featured dancer, CBS's Vh1 Fashion Rocks with Nelly and Pharrel, CMT Top 20 Countdown, and was a Quarter finalist on MTV's WADE ROBSON PROJECT. She has worked on network commercials (Ab Infomercial-Knockout Abs, DKNY, Lucille Roberts, Trojan Condoms, Hardrock Trivia Game) and appeared in print work (including Vogue and Southern Living) and various industrials (Lexus, Ferrari, Nexxus, Mattel ERIOS Vodka, Toy Fair, CMT, VH1). Also, Emily has been touring the country modeling/dancing for L'Oreal Professional.

Emily is currently a TV Host and Fashion/Beauty Blogger in New York City. She has been a Coach/Image Consultant on  MTV MADE and has a successful blog sharing Fashion and Beauty Tips world wide. As a TV Host working work with NBC, Time Warner, Chic.TV, Broadwayworld and emceed for major brands such as Old Navy, Henri Bendel,The US Olmypics, Madison Square Garden, Sonic and HSN. Also, partnered with L'Oreal, Remington Hair Products Zion Rootswear, Styleslist and Huffington Post.  Emily recently finished hosting a National Tour with Old Navy with guest stars Joey Lawrence and Jordan Knight. 

Keep up with Emily at www.emilyloftiss.com and her fabulous blog: www.loftisssays.com. And of course Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (loftiss)!






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