Justin is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Marymount Manhattan College, Peridance and Circle in the Square. His students have included Lady Gaga, Tony Yazbeck (On The Town), Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal, Peter and the Starcatcher), Sophia Anne Caruso (NBC’s Sound of Music), Sean Fosse (Grandson of the late Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon), and Stanley Martin (Aladdin). He was also asked to teach Stephen Colbert how to tap dance and appeared as a coach on MTV's MADE. Justin served on guest faculty at The Juilliard School, The Pulse, Broadway Donation, Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Artists Alliance. He has conducted master classes throughout the country and also adjudicated for Elite Dance Challenge. From 2012 to 2014 he served as artist in residence and professor of dance/theatre at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Justin, along with colleague Sol Bloch, is co-founder of the non-profit company, New Generation Theatre in Rockland County, producing sophisticated musicals with area high school students while educating them in the craft of musical theatre.
As a director and choreographer Justin has worked with several companies and artists in theatre, television, and film. Credits include The National Tour of Dance/Speak: The Life of Agnes De Mille, MTV’s MADE, the Off-Broadway production of One Night With Fanny Brice, NYMF productions of What Do Critics Know? and Errol and Fidel (2015/2017 Winner Outstanding Choreography), The Seven Little Foys (Fringe Festival), Broadway Takes Two (92nd Street Y), and recently the short film Cocaine, based on the play by Pendleton King. His work has been seen at the 2017 Gypsy of the Year Awards as well as the New York City revival of In The Heights at The Gallery Players. Regional credits include: Side Show (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Singin' in the Rain (MacHaydn Theatre), Sweeney Todd (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Orpheus in the Underworld (Virginia Opera) and directing such plays as Album and Vanities with Group Theatre Too. He also received a Kennedy Center College Award for Best Director on his production of Hairspray at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Justin is an associate member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers.
Justin originally hails from New Jersey where he attended the Centenary Young Performer's Workshop under the tutelage of Broadway veteran Michael Blevins. After high school he moved to New York City, where he currently resides, and graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School. Credits include: MTV’s MADE, The Metropolitan Opera, Willow Cabin Theatre Company, Papermill Playhouse, The New York Theatre Ballet and the 92nd Street Y. Justin also performed in several productions in Nashville, Tennessee including Blackbird Theatre's Red, Springhouse Theatre's Singin' in the Rain and Lipscomb University's West Side Story. As a tap dancer he has performed at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Marvin Hamlisch's Broadway to Brunswick and recently at the historical Ryman Auditorium. He recently performed as 'Bert' in Centenary Stage Company's Mary Poppins and his own musical revue, Song & Dance Men. Justin is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.
Phonic Evolution is a collaboration of composers, musicians, choreographers and dancers creating a new wave of rhythm and movement. The group, led by Justin Boccitto, utilizes original music as well as revivals of the classics in all genres of song and dance through live performances, music videos and dance films.