Joel Morin-Kensicki received his early training at Durham School for Ballet and The Performing Arts from Tama Guerra Rivero, Pablo Perez, Aline Molina, Miguel Campanirea, and Bolyn Willis Zeger. After graduating in 2014, he attended Butler University to perform with Butler Ballet under the direction of Larry Attaway. During his time at Butler, Joel studied under Marek Cholewa, Rosanna Ruffo, Ramon Flowers, Derek Reid, Michelle Jarvis, Laura Byram, Patrick Hinson, Susan McGuire, and Cynthia Pratt. He also had the privilege of performing principal roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, The Four Temperaments, and La Bayadere, along with many contemporary works. While at Butler he had the honor of traveling to Europe with Marek Cholewa and Rosanna Ruffo to study at the national ballet schools of Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Joel was personally coached by Mr. Cholewa and Ms. Ruffo on roles such as Solor, Albrecht, and the Prince in The Nutcracker and Cinderella.
He graduated from Butler University in 2018 with his BA in Dance Pedagogy.