Joelle Zazz is a teaching artist, actor, model, and stage combatant from New Jersey, with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a BA in Mathematics (Calculus focus, Kean University). They made their professional stage debut at age 17, at Premiere Stages, in "Great Kills" by Kate Cortesi, and have been working ever since. They also have several other areas of expertise, such as singing, dancing, a second degree black belt in mixed martial arts--emphasis in MMA fighting, Tae Kwon Do, and weapon work. Joelle is also a skilled actor-combatant for the stage with proficiency in rapier, dagger, broadsword, and unarmed combat, and in fight direction/choreography. They got their start as a company member of the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, where they were then asked to assist fight choreographer/teacher Doug West in combat classes for apprentices at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, then going on to assistant direct for their 2018 mainstage season. Joelle was after recruited for tri-state area based fight choreography/Shakespeare training group "Cause and Fx" as a fight choreographer and captain, and Joelle teaches fight classes to productions and schools in between contracts. Joelle has also written several full-length plays, which have garnered various accreditations.
When not acting, as a day job, Joelle can also be seen, still in the theatre, working wigs professionally as a runner or Wig Supervisor for theatres such as Two River Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, George Street Playhouse, and more. Their hobbies, however, include anime, working out/running (die-hard Jersey GTL life), and fast cars--of which, Joelle has one.