Justin is a second generation Filipino-Canadian from Winnipeg MB, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. He began dance at Sisler High School with instructor Lisa Forsyth Yosyk and continued studying in ballet before moving to Vancouver to attend the Arts Umbrella dance program.
He studied and performed works by Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton and Mats Ek, among others. After graduating, Justin joined Ballet BC as an apprentice under the directorship of Emily Molnar and performed works by Sharon Eyal, Emily Molnar, and Medhi Walerski. Justin has worked with Vancouver-based companies Inverso Productions and Wen Wei Dance. He is keen to intersect with diverse artists and engage in conversation that will bring joy and expansion to his practice.