Joey Hill grew up in the Great Smokey Mountains, where country music and clogging came into being. Clogging was much like the Scouts and church where he grew up, in that all the children had to give it a try. He tried it, loved it, and clogged from the age of five to the age of ten, stopping only when his teacher became too ill to continue.
He was shocked and thrilled when he moved to California in 1998 and discovered that clogging is alive and well on this side of the country. Clogging allows him to stay in touch with his roots in North Carolina while he celebrates his new life in California.
Joey teaches literature and French at Carlmont High School in Belmont. He has great passion for Virginia Woolf, the Simpsons, Dalida, and most importantly Diana Ross!
When asked why he became a part of the Barbary Coast Cloggers, he opted to let you decide one of three options: he is a god in tap shoes, he is a slave to the second chakra, or he has no friends.